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released: 7 May 1999 author: Mathers C & Penm R media release

Examines the direct costs to the Australian community of cardiovascular diseases in 1993-94, including coronary heart disease, stroke and other vascular diseases, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and diabetes.

ISSN 1323-5850; ISBN 978 0 642 39573 3; Cat. no. HWE 11; 80pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (35K PDF)
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgments
    • Summary
  • Chapters
    1. Introduction (9K PDF)
    2. Methodology (10K PDF)
      • Data sources
      • Health sectors
      • Disease impact
      • Limitations
    3. Costs of cardiovascular diseases in 1993-94 (42K PDF)
      • Comparison with other major disease groups
      • Costs of specific cardiovascular diseases
      • Costs and impact of cardiovascular diseases
      • Cardiovascular disease costs by age and sex
      • Estimated annual costs per case of hypertension and high blood cholesterol
      • Estimated costs per case of AMI and stroke
    4. Costs of diabetes in 1993-94 (32K PDF)
      • Direct costs of diabetes mellitus
      • Direct costs of diabetes mellitus by age and sex
      • Health system cost attributable to diabetes
      • Annual health costs per treated diabetic
      • Lifetime health costs of diabetes
  • End matter
    • Glossary (24K PDF)
    • References (9K PDF)
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Classification of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes (18K PDF)
      • Appendix B: Summary of disease costing methodology (22K PDF)
      • Appendix C: Detailed tables - cardiovascular diseases and diabetes, 1993-94 (119K PDF)

Recommended citation

Mathers C & Penm R 1999. Health system costs of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes in Australia 1993-94. Health and welfare expenditure series no. 5. Cat. no. HWE 11. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 20 April 2014 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442467028>.