Burden of disease

NARROWER TERMS:
Report

Prevention in the age of information: public education for better health

Tackling preventative illness must remain a top priority for the government in the 2020s. This report argues that the UK government must deliver a paradigm shift in prevention policy from interventions that ‘blame and punish’ to those that ‘empathise and assist.’ The aim of prevention...
Journal article

Prevalence of asbestos-related disease among workers in Sri Lanka

This first known study documenting asbestos disease in Sri Lanka is clearly a limited, self-selected group of workers studied with obvious limitations. Deaths in Sri Lanka are generally not documented in relation to employment, but with the significant infrastructure development and increased use of asbestos...
Report

The burden and cost of excess body mass in Western Australian adults and children

Excess body mass causes significant personal, health care, and societal costs. This research finds that if population levels of overweight and obesity continue to climb, it is projected that the cost to the WA health system will increase by 80 per cent in the decade...
Fact sheet

Homelessness and COVID-19: CSI response

In this fact sheet, Centre for Social Impact (CSI) academics outline the current state of homelessness in Australia and highlight specific risk areas.
Report

Indigenous injury deaths 2011–12 to 2015–16

This report focuses on Indigenous injury deaths and their causes that occurred over a 5-year period (2011–12 to 2015–16). The report also examines long-term trends in injury deaths over a 15-year period.
Report

Outbreak readiness and business impact

Economists estimate that, in the coming decades, pandemics will cause average annual economic losses of 0.7% of global GDP – a threat similar in scale to that estimated for climate change. As this report makes clear, this is a level of risk that businesses can...
Report

Cancer costs: a 'ripple effect' analysis of cancer’s wider impact

This report aims to explore the multifaceted cost of cancer and documents the impact it has upon all the lives it touches – patients, survivors, carers and family members.
Report

The burden of vaccine preventable diseases in Australia

This report presents detailed methods and results from the Burden of Vaccine Preventable Diseases in Australia study, which focused on diseases with vaccines on Australia’s National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule.
Report

Burden of tobacco use in Australia: Australian Burden of Disease Study 2015

This report quantifies the health burden that tobacco use places on Australia. The report highlights that health inequalities exist, with lower socioeconomic groups and more remote areas generally experiencing higher rates of disease burden due to tobacco use.
Report

Identifying the social costs of tobacco use to Australia in 2015/16

The tobacco epidemic, although past its peak in Australia in terms of the prevalence of smoking, still extracts a considerable toll on the health and economic welfare of Australians. The purpose of this study was to update the estimated social costs of tobacco use in...