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Epidemiology Branch

The Epidemiology Branch of the Department of Health monitors, analyses, reports and makes recommendations on disease, illness, abnormality and injury and related risk-factor information in South Australia through:

  • Central cancer registration and annual reporting of cancer epidemiology.
  • Liaison with, and support for, hospital-based cancer registries.
  • Information to clinicians on outcomes of cancer management.
  • Injury surveillance and control activities.
  • Pregnancy outcome surveillance and reporting to clinicians.
  • General epidemiological and biostatistical services to assist clinicians, policy makers and other health care workers analyse information and plan appropriate responses to health problems.
  • Publishing supplements to the SA Health Statistics Chartbook and making population health information freely accessible.

The Epidemiology Branch establishes priorities identified by epidemiological, demographic and social indicators for interventions aimed at preventing disease, illness and injury and for promoting health by expanding the clinical epidemiology initiative to involve all major health units.

Branch structure

Epidemiology Branch

Department of Health

Level 3, AGC Building, 162 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, South Australia 5000

Telephone: (08) 8226-6337 | Facsimile: (08) 8226-6291

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Postal address: PO Box 6 Rundle Mall, Adelaide 5000

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