This report provides data on atrial fibrillation (AF) related hospitalisations, procedures and deaths in Australia, and identifies areas where additional data development activities will improve monitoring and surveillance.
In 2017–18, there were over 72,000 hospitalisations in Australia with AF and it was associated with 9.0% of deaths in 2018. Increases were observed over the recent decade in rates of AF hospitalisation and deaths, as well as the rates of procedures undertaken in hospitals for AF.
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In 2017-08, 0.7% of hospitalisations had a principal diagnosis of AF
The age-standardised hospitalisation rate for AF (principal diagnosis) increased by 42% between 2000–01 and 2017–18
AF (principal diagnosis) hospitalisation rate was 1.5 times as high for males as for females, in 2017-18
The proportion of AF hospitalisations which had a cardiac ablation undertaken has increased steadily since 2004–05