We are active in looking after our health.

We assist people to deal with all forms of illness and to live a satisfying life where they can contribute to their community.

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Primary Targets

84. Health service standard

By 2015, 90% of patients presenting to a public hospital emergency department will be seen, treated, and either discharged or admitted to hospital within four hours

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85. Chronic diseases

Increase, by five percentage points, the proportion of people living with a chronic disease whose self-assessed health status is good or better

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86. Psychological wellbeing

Equal or lower the Australian average for psychological distress by 2014 and maintain thereafter

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Related Targets

23. Social participation

Increase the proportion of South Australians participating in social, community and economic activities by 2020

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24. Volunteering

Maintain a high level of formal and informal volunteering in South Australia at 70% participation rate or higher

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32. Customer and client satisfaction with government services

Increase the satisfaction of South Australians with government services by 10% by 2014, maintaining or exceeding that level of satisfaction thereafter

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78. Healthy South Australians

Increase the life expectancy of South Australians

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79. Aboriginal life expectancy

Increase the average life expectancy of Aboriginal South Australians

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80. Smoking

Reduce the smoking rate to 10% of the population and halve the smoking rate of Aboriginal South Australians by 2018

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81. Alcohol consumption

Reduce the proportion of South Australians who drink at risky levels by 30% by 2020

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