The economic cost and health burden of liver diseases in Australia – Deloitte Access Economics for GESA – Gastroenterological Society of Australia and ALA – Australian Liver Association – 27 March 2013

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The economic cost and health burden of liver diseases in Australia – Deloitte Access Economics for GESA – Gastroenterological Society of Australia and ALA – Australian Liver Association – 27 March 2013

“Rising burden of chronic liver disease – a high price to pay

Experts call for liver disease to become a national priority

According to a new expert report* launched today, liver disease now affects more than six million Australians (over a quarter of the population) and equates to a staggering annual cost burden of $50.7 billion. While this burden exceeds diabetes and chronic kidney disease combined – unlike other countries (including the UK) – Australia is yet to formally recognise liver disease as a chronic condition and a national health priority in line with diabetes.”

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full text of the report

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