The Cost of Inaction on the Social Determinants of Health – Catholic Health Australia – 4 June 2012

Posted on June 5, 2012. Filed under: Health Status, Preventive Healthcare, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: |

The Cost of Inaction on the Social Determinants of Health – Catholic Health Australia – 4 June 2012

“An Australia-first study has found 500,000 people could avoid chronic illness, $2.3 billion in annual hospital costs could be saved, and the annual number of taxpayer-funded Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme prescriptions could be cut by 5.3 million.

The study, The Cost of Inaction on the Social Determinants of Health, reveals avoidable chronic illness costs the Federal Government $4 billion each year in welfare payments and the national economy $8 billion in lost earnings.

Click here to read the study’s findings.

Catholic Health Australia (CHA) commissioned the University of Canberra’s National Centre for Social and Economic Modeling (NATSEM) to calculate savings the Federal Government could achieve if the 2008 World Health Organisation (WHO) action plan on social determinants of health was implemented.”

… continues on the site

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