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Lung disease

Discussion paper

National Dust Disease Taskforce: consultation paper

This consultation paper provides important background and context information to start the conversation with stakeholders about dust diseases, in particular, the emergence of new cases of accelerated silicosis.

Black lung, white lies

This report contains 68 recommendations, as well as several findings, into the re-identification of coal workers pneumoconiosis (CWP), or 'black lung disease,' in Queensland — a disease long thought eradicated.

The use of lung function testing for the diagnosis and management of chronic airways disease

This demonstration data linkage study investigates the use of lung function testing in the diagnosis and management of chronic airways disease. It uses data from the 45 and Up Study linked to Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) data. The study shows...