The economic impact of stroke in Australia – Deloitte Access Economics report for the National Stroke Foundation – 17 March 2013

Posted on March 19, 2013. Filed under: Health Economics, Neurology | Tags: , , |

The economic impact of stroke in Australia – Deloitte Access Economics report for the National Stroke Foundation – 17 March 2013

“The bleak future of stroke revealed: over 700,000 survivors and counting.

The number of stroke survivors in Australia will grow to over 700,000 within 20 years, representing a true “social and economic catastrophe” unless Government commit to finally funding the nation’s second biggest killer and a leading cause of disability, according to the National Stroke Foundation.

Launching a new report in Melbourne today, Stroke Foundation chief executive Erin Lalor said despite the fact that stroke had been a National Health Priority Area since 1996 it had been systematically neglected by successive governments since that time.

“This report has shown us the high price Australia will pay for that neglect,” Dr Lalor said.

The Deloitte Access Economics Report, “The economic impact of stroke in Australia”, was commissioned by the National Stroke Foundation in 2012 and provides the first updated figures on the incidence, prevalence and cost of stroke in almost a decade.”

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