Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2021) Heart, stroke and vascular disease—Australian facts, AIHW, Australian Government, accessed 29 May 2022.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. (2021). Heart, stroke and vascular disease—Australian facts. Retrieved from https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/heart-stroke-vascular-diseases/hsvd-facts
Heart, stroke and vascular disease—Australian facts. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 29 September 2021, https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/heart-stroke-vascular-diseases/hsvd-facts
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accounted for almost 13% of total burden of disease in 2018—third behind cancer and muskuloskeletal conditions
was the indivdual leading cause of burden in 2018, accounting for 6.3% of the total burden
in the Australian health system ($11.8 billion) attributed to CVD in 2018–19
This section presents two key measures of the impact of heart, stroke and vascular disease on the Australian population:
Burden of disease is a measure of the years of healthy life lost from living with, or dying from disease and injury.
The measure used is the ‘disability adjusted life year’ (DALY). This combines health loss from living with illness and injury (non-fatal burden, or YLD) and dying prematurely (fatal burden, or YLL) to estimate total health loss (total burden, or DALY).
Burden of disease estimates seek to capture both the quantity and health-related quality of life, and to reflect the magnitude, severity and impact of disease and injury within a population. Burden of disease does not quantify the social or financial consequences of disease and injury.
Further information can be found in Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Australia 2015.
This section provides recent data on health care expenditure on CVD, with details by type of condition, health care service, age group, and sex.
It includes expenditure by the Australian Government, state, territory and local governments and the non-government sector (including private health insurance and individual contributions).
These estimates report direct, allocated and recurrent expenditure only. They do not account for the total amount spent on cardiovascular health.
Further information on how the estimates were derived is available from the Disease expenditure in Australia web report.
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