The term chronic disease applies to a group of diseases that tend to be long-lasting and have persistent effects. Chronic diseases have a range of potential impacts on a person's individual circumstances, including quality of life and broader social and economic effects. Chronic diseases also have a significant impact on the health sector.
of potentially preventable hospitalisations in 2013–14 were due to the 8 chronic diseases
Australians (50%) reported having at least 1 of 8 chronic diseases in 2014–15
(73%) deaths in 2013 were due to the 8 chronic diseases
(30%) problems managed in general practice in 2014–15 were associated with the 8 chronic diseases
of people aged 65 and over had at least 1 of 8 chronic diseases in 2014–15 compared with 35% of people aged 0–44
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