In summary, the authors of the Canberra Heart Study have done the Australian community a great service in providing epidemiological data to show that heart failure truly is a major public health issue in Australia. The problem requires the type of national response that has been initiated in other Western countries. This regional study should be regarded as the critical stimulus for a national study that would provide a broader, more detailed analysis of the epidemiology, health care burden and management of heart failure in Australia. Without this, Australia will continue to fall behind other Western countries in improving the nation's health by focusing on prevention and treatment of this highly debilitating and deadly condition.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Medical Journal of Australia|
|Publication status||Published - 20 Feb 2006|