Developing a tool based on the 14 identified characteristics and using this tool to conduct a national survey to assess organisational cultural competency was subsequently endorsed by AHMAC
for fulfilling the middle years activity of conducting a national stocktake of access to culturally competent maternity care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.
(Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council) (ed.) 2015 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 report, AHMAC
ATMS assessment of the AHMAC
criteria for regulation unregistered health occupations.
As many as 65 per cent of pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have been reported to use tobacco (AHMAC
2015; Carson et al.
Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation Unit; commissioned by: Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC
) and Health Care of Older Australians Standing Committee (HCOASC).
Now it has been released for comment and the feedback I am getting is that the report will be referred to the Australian Health Minister's Advisory Council (AHMAC
) and the sub committee of the Health Workforce Principle Committee dealing with practitioner regulation.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Information Plan (AHMAC
& AIHW, 1997) identified the need to collect more complete and accurate data on indigenous people entering hospital.
FSANZs assessment, which has been endorsed by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and reviewed by the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Committee (AHMAC
), used a pharmacokinetic modelling approach and parameters most appropriate to the Australian context.
However, the latter provides better delivery ratio than AH-MAC in high rates because AHMAC
is designed and optimized for low-rate applications., but increasing the beacon rate in AH-MAC improves the delivery ratio at the cost of higher energy consumption.
Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council 2011, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework: 2010 report, AHMAC
Canberra, <www.health.gov.au/internet/publications/publishing.nsf/Content/health-oatsih-pubs-framereport- toc/$FILE/HPF%20Report%202010august2011.pdf> accessed 24 September 2013.
The recently submitted AHMAC
papers are generally not in favour of a statutory registered model, yet some of our colleagues still push for it.
Despite the presence in Australia of evidence based guidelines and algorithms (AHMAC
2006) to assist in the diagnosis of delirium the reality is that in the busy hospital environment the imperative is rapid processing of people to facilitate minimum wait times and meet capacity targets (Bezzant 2008).