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Appendix I: Corrections to previous annual report

Material errors or omissions in DVA's 2015–16 Annual Report are listed, following.

  • A payment of $40,964.03 (excluding GST) to Currie Communications Pty Ltd to provide external communications expertise to inform development of a provider engagement strategy was omitted from Table D2 of Appendix D: Advertising and market research.
  • Table 13 on page 51 of the 2015–16 DVA Annual report contained errors regarding the top 15 claimed conditions under the MRCA. This was corrected on DVA's website; the corrected table follows.
Table I1 Top 15 claimed conditions under the MRCA (based on Statements of Principles) 2015–16
Condition Claims accepted Acceptance rate % Claims rejected Total
claims
Sprain and strain 1,303 89 167 1,470
Osteoarthritis 866 84 169 1,035
Tinnitus 781 98 20 801
Sensorineural hearing loss 588 89 69 657
Fracture 554 86 92 646
Lumbar spondylosis 523 84 99 622
Depressive disorder 428 71 176 604
Rotator cuff syndrome 458 89 58 516
Posttraumatic stress disorder 395 84 77 472
Joint instability 264 84 50 314
Alcohol use disorder 217 77 65 282
Shin splints 258 98 5 263
Adjustment disorder 157 60 106 263
Labral tear 219 85 39 258
Cervical spondylosis 83 34 159 242
Total 7,094 84 1,351 8,445

MRCA = Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004

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