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Economic impact of stroke in Australia

Stroke Foundation commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to deliver The economic impact of stroke in Australia, 2020 report, coupled with an update of Stroke Foundation’s No Postcode Untouched, Stroke in Australia 2020 report quantifying the impact of stroke. The economic impact of stroke in Australia, 2020 uses financial modelling to estimate the economic impact of stroke, looking at direct health system costs as well as the broader impact of short and long-term disability on the community.

This Report modelled the savings that could be made by acting to reduce uncontrolled high blood pressure in the community and provide greater access to emergency stroke treatments. The No Postcode Untouched, Stroke in Australia 2020 report maps stroke incidence, prevalence and risk factors by federal electorate division.

The economic impact of stroke in Australia, 2020 found the economic impact of stroke was a shocking $6.2 billion dollars in direct financial costs and a further $26 billion in premature mortality and lost wellbeing (short and long-term disability).

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Visit the No Postcode Untouched website to view how stroke impacts local communities.

Stroke Foundation commissioned The economic impact of stroke in Australia, 2020 report and the No Postcode Untouched, Stroke in Australia 2020 report from Deloitte Access Economics.

The economic impact of stroke in Australia, 2020 was made possible through sponsorship provided to the Stroke Foundation by Boehringer Ingelheim and Medtronic Australasia.

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