Table of contents

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Acute rheumatic fever
    • ARF among all Australians
    • ARF among Indigenous Australians
  • 3. Rheumatic heart disease
    • RHD among all Australians
    • New RHD diagnoses among all Australians
    • New RHD diagnoses among Indigenous Australians
    • Characteristics at time of RHD diagnosis among Indigenous Australians
    • Surgery among Indigenous Australians with RHD
    • All-cause deaths among all Australians with RHD
  • 4. Secondary prophylaxis among Indigenous Australians
    • Secondary prophylaxis among Indigenous Australians
  • A closer look-New South Wales
    • Acute rheumatic fever
    • Rheumatic heart disease
    • Secondary prophylaxis
  • 5. Socioeconomic factors
    • Household overcrowding
    • Dwelling standards
    • Location of services
    • Access to services
  • Pushing through: the challenge of rheumatic fever
  • Acknowledgments
  • References