The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is releasing data and analysis on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and welfare issues relevant to Australians. We are also monitoring the impact of the pandemic on the Australian health system.
The Australian Government Department of Health collates national data about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and other notifiable communicable diseases. Data is being published daily on the Department of Health website.
Average daily presentations to ED fell by 38% between 9th and 20th March 2020.
The average daily injury presentations fell from 5,800 on 23rd Feb to 3,400 on 30th March 2020.
See Emergency department care 2019‑20
36% of standard GP consultations were delivered by telephone or video-conference in April 2020.
See Impacts of COVID-19 on MBS and PBS service use
75,000 breast screening mammograms were conducted in April 2018, reducing to 1,100 in April 2020.
See Cancer screening and COVID-19 in Australia
Australia's welfare 2021
Cancer screening and COVID-19 in Australia
COVID-19 impact on alcohol and other drug treatment services
COVID-19 and the impact on young people
Dementia mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia
The first year of COVID-19 in Australia: direct and indirect health effects
Housing assistance in Australia
Impacts of COVID-19 on Medicare Benefits Scheme and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme: quarterly data
Visit the AIHW's forthcoming releases page for a full list of upcoming releases over the next few months.
We'd love to know any feedback that you have about the AIHW website, its contents or reports.
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