Third Atlas 2018 - 6. Response to the Atlas series

This chapter provides a high level overview of the health system's response to the Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation series (the Atlas series). It identifies the levers used to implement change and includes practical case studies.

5.1 Antimicrobial medicines dispensing, all ages

The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation investigates healthcare use in four clinical areas, as well as patterns of medicines dispensing over time. Antimicrobial medicines dispensing is included in Chapter 5, Repeat analyses.  

5.7 Opioid medicines dispensing, all ages

The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation investigates healthcare use in four clinical areas, as well as patterns of medicines dispensing over time. Opioid medicines dispensing is included in Chapter 5, Repeat analyses.  

5.6 ADHD medicines dispensing, 17 years and under

The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation investigates healthcare use in four clinical areas, as well as patterns of medicines dispensing over time. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) medicines dispensing 17 years and under, is included in Chapter 5, Repeat analyses.  

5.5 Antipsychotic medicines dispensing, 65 years and over

The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation investigates healthcare use in four clinical areas, as well as patterns of medicines dispensing over time. Antipsychotic medicines dispensing 65 years and over, is included in Chapter 5, Repeat analyses. 

5.4 Antipsychotic medicines dispensing, 18-64 years

The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation investigates healthcare use in four clinical areas, as well as patterns of medicines dispensing over time. Antipsychotic medicines dispensing 18-64 years, is included in Chapter 5, Repeat analyses.  

5.3 Antipsychotic medicines dispensing, 17 years and under

The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation investigates healthcare use in four clinical areas, as well as patterns of medicines dispensing over time.  Antipsychotic medicines dispensing 17 years and under, is included in Chapter 5, Repeat analyses.  

4.1 Cardiac stress tests and imaging, 18 years and over

The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation investigates healthcare use in four clinical areas. Cardiac stress tests and imaging (exercise electrocardiogram, stress echocardiography, myocardial perfusion scans and computed tomography of the coronary arteries) are included in Chapter 4, Cardiac tests. 

3.1 Thyroid function testing, 18 years and over

The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation investigates healthcare use in four clinical areas. Thyroid function testing (thyroid stimulating hormone tests and thyroid function tests) is included in Chapter 3, Thyroid investigations and treatments. 

2.2 Gastroscopy hospitalisations, all ages

The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation investigates healthcare use in four clinical areas. Gastroscopy hospitalisations are included in Chapter 2 on Gastrointestinal investigations and treatments.

2.1 Colonoscopy hospitalisations, all ages

The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation 2018 investigates healthcare use in four clinical areas. Colonoscopy hospitalisations are included in Chapter 2 on gastrointestinal investigations and treatments.