Chronic Disease Statistics | RAH Research Fund

The terrible impact of chronic disease in Australia Study

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW):

In 2014-15, more than 11 million Australians—50% of our population—reported having at least one of the following chronic diseases: arthritis, asthma, back pain, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes, and mental health conditions.
In the same 12-month period, 30% of problems managed by Australian GPs were associated with these same chronic conditions.
In 2013-14, they were responsible for 39% of potentially preventable hospitalisations.
  • In 2012, the estimated cost of treating liver disease was $423 million, with total cost estimated at $5.4 billion annually.

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