Deborah Schofield

Journal article

The personal and national costs of lost labour force participation due to arthritis: an economic study

Arthritis is a common and costly health condition internationally. The direct medical costs of arthritis are significant, with the condition being the fourth most common reason for seeking general practitioner medical care. Treatment of arthritis in Australia cost around $4 billion (AU) in health system...

Measuring the economic impact of illness - a microsimulation approach to measuring the impacts on government and individuals

The Australian government’s economic policy is currently driven by the findings of the Intergenerational Report which found that ageing of the population, coupled with strong growth in health and disability support pension spending, would force the Australian Government unsustainably into deficit over the long term...