Innovation and research

The Innovation and Research branch sits within the Health Policy and Strategy division of the Department of Health, and operates under two specialised disciplines, epidemiology and health economics.

The branch prepares health and wellbeing information to inform policy and services in the Northern Territory and is a central reference service for statistical analysis, research and reporting.

Perinatal registry

Read about the perinatal registry.

NT cancer registry

Read about the NT cancer registry.

Epidemiology

The core business of the Epidemiology Unit is to monitor the health status of the NT population. The unit examines the spread of diseases and risk factors based on the collection of population level information, including mortality, cancer, perinatal and demographic information. The role of the Epidemiology Unit includes:

  • monitoring and reporting health and risk factor trends
  • collecting, managing and reporting cancer incidence through the NT Cancer Registry
  • assisting the search for relevant demographic, mortality and morbidity information
  • research projects relevant to core responsibilities
  • supporting students training in epidemiology.

Health economics

The Health Economics Unit provides statistical and economic analysis to the Health Department Executive, to inform decision making and strategic planning of health services. The unit has the following roles:

  • analyse cost-effective and efficient health intervention policies and strategies
  • economic and financial analysis
  • project the demand for and supply of health services
  • inform resource allocation and strategic investment in health care
  • specific research projects, where relevant to core responsibilities
  • support students training in health economics and statistics.

Publications

Epidemiology | NT Cancer Registry | Health Economics | Demography | Factsheets

Epidemiology

Issue DateTitle
2018Mothers and Babies 2015
2017 Alcohol-attributable hospital admissions and alcohol-related emergency department presentations in the Northern Territory

2016

Hospitalised childhood injuries in the Northern Territory 2001-2011

2016

Trends in the health of mothers and babies, Northern Territory: 1986–2010

2015

Mother and Babies 2013

2015

Mothers and Babies 2012

2014

Cancer in the Northern Territory 1991 - 2010 : Incidence, mortality and survival

2014

Mothers & Babies 2011

2013

The Health and Wellbeing of Older Territorians

2013

Mothers and Babies 2008

2013

Mothers and Babies 2010

2013

Mortality in the Northern Territory, 1967-2006

2012

Mothers and babies 2007

2011

Hospital Admissions in the Northern Territory, 1976 - 2008

2010

Trends in the health of mothers and babies, Northern Territory: 1986–2005

2010

Mothers and babies 2006

2009

Incidence and survival after acute myocardial infarction in indigenous and non-indigenous people in the Northern Territory, 1992-2004

2009

Mothers and babies 2003

2009

Mothers and babies 2005

2009

Mothers and babies 2004

2008

Cancer incidence and mortality, Northern Territory, 1991-2005

2006

Growing up in the Territory: social-emotional wellbeing and learning outcomes

2006

Growing up in the Territory: parent survey

2005

Suicide in the Northern Territory 1981-2002

2005

The health and wellbeing of Northern Territory women: from the desert to the sea 2005

NT Cancer Registry

Health Economics

Issue DateTitle
2018Medicare and pharmaceutical benefits usage: 2007-08 to 2016-17
2017 Satellite Dialysis Costs in the Top End, 2011-2013

2015

Injuries in the Northern Territory, 1997-2011

2015

Renal Replacement Therapy Demand Study, NT 2001 - 2022

2010

Health Workforce Modelling - Summary

2010

Health Workforce Modelling - Technical Report for the Medical Workforce Model

2010

Health Workforce Modelling - Technical Report for the Nursing Workforce Model

2010

Medicare Benefits Schedule and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

2008

Attracting and Keeping Nursing Professionals in an Environment of Chronic Labour Shortage

2006

Cost Estimates of Primary Health Care Activities for Remote Aboriginal Communities in the Northern Territory

2005

Medicare and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme usage patterns in the Northern Territory, 1993/94 to 2003/04

2005

Mortality, morbidity & health care costs of injury in the Northern Territory, 1991- 2001

2009

Burden of Disease and Injury in the Northern Territory 1999 - 2003

Demography

Factsheets

All of the publications can also be found in ePublications.

Epidemiology
NT Cancer Registry
Health Economics
Demography
Factsheets

Contact

Innovation and Research
Level 2, Health House
87 Mitchell Street
Darwin NT 0800
Phone: (08) 8985 8074
NTGHealthGains.THS@nt.gov.au

Last updated: 04 October 2018