While you’re here… help us stay here.

Are you enjoying open access to policy and research published by a broad range of organisations? Please donate today so that we can continue to provide this service.

Burden of disease

NARROWER TERMS


Report

Measuring the gap in health expenditure: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

Equity Economics, in partnership with the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), undertook this analysis of the gap in health expenditure for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In order to calculate the gap, they accounted for the burden of disease, which is more...
Report

Australian Burden of Disease Study: impact and causes of illness and death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2018 – summary report

This summary report presents key findings from the Australian Burden of Disease Study: Impact and causes of illness and death in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2018. It provides estimates of the burden due to 219 diseases and injuries in Indigenous Australians, the contribution...
Strategy

National preventive health strategy 2021-2030

This release of this strategy document presents an opportunity for Australia to build a sustainable prevention system for the future – building on previous success and momentum, addressing the increasing burden of disease, reducing health inequity and increasing preparedness for emerging health threats.
Briefing paper

Australian Burden of Disease Study 2018: key findings for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Information on the burden of disease and injuries, as well as the contribution of various risk factors to burden, is important for monitoring population health and for providing an evidence base to inform health policy and service planning. This report provides information on burden of...
Report

Dementia in Australia 2021: summary report

This summary report provides a picture of dementia in Australia, including the latest statistics on dementia prevalence, burden of disease, deaths, expenditure, as well as the use of health and aged care services among people with dementia and information on carers of people with dementia.
Report

The first year of COVID-19 in Australia: direct and indirect health effects

This report looks at the direct and indirect health effects of COVID-19 in Australia. It includes information on case numbers, deaths and burden of disease, as well as the impact on other diseases, health services, changes in health behaviours and social determinants.
Briefing paper

Australian Burden of Disease Study 2018: key findings

Every year in Australia, millions of years of healthy life are lost because of injury, illness or premature deaths in the population. This loss of healthy life is called the ‘burden of disease’. This report contains key findings from the forthcoming Australian Burden of Disease...
Report

Australia’s Health Tracker by socioeconomic status 2021

This report card looks at the health of adult Australians by socioeconomic status in relation to preventable chronic diseases, the major risk factors for chronic diseases and premature deaths from those diseases and suicide.
Briefing paper

Managing the long term health consequences of COVID-19 in Australia

This paper argues that Australian governments should consider an effective and proportionate value-based response to COVID-19, and its longer-term health consequences, that considers patient health outcomes and costs.
Report

Exploring the definition of chronic conditions for collective monitoring in Australia 2021

Chronic conditions are the focus of significant research and policy interest in Australia. There is an ongoing need to review, refine and reassess how chronic conditions should be monitored. This paper summarises an approach by the AIHW National Centre for Monitoring Chronic Conditions to define...
Report

Mental health: Productivity Commission inquiry report

The report discusses some key influences on Australian people’s mental health, examines the effect of mental health on people’s ability to participate and prosper in the community and workplace, and implications more generally for the economy and productivity. It makes recommendations to the Australian and...
Briefing paper

The costs of epilepsy in Australia: a productivity based analysis

Approximately 45.9 million people worldwide have active epilepsy. Studies show that compared to people without epilepsy, people with epilepsy have a significantly higher use of healthcare services. This briefing outlines important data for community organisations to advocate for better supports for people diagnosed and living...
Report

Overweight and obesity among Australian children and adolescents

Overweight and obesity affects 25% of Australian children and adolescents, and is associated with poorer health and wellbeing and higher health-care costs. Many factors contribute to the development of overweight and obesity, including environmental influences and individual behaviours.
Report

A framework for monitoring overweight and obesity in Australia

Overweight and obesity is a major public health concern. This report describes a conceptual framework for monitoring overweight and obesity in Australia.
Journal article

Exposure to family and domestic violence is associated with increased childhood hospitalisations

This study used de-identified individual-level linked administrative data of children born 1987–2010, in Western Australia, who were exposed to FDV in the prenatal period (12 months prior to birth) to five years of age (early years). Exposed children have an increased likelihood for hospitalisation than...
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...
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

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.