Chronic disease snapshot

Gabrielle Lis

In Australia and globally, preventable chronic diseases are on the rise. What does this mean for employers?

Australia’s National Chronic Disease Strategy states that “the global burden of chronic disease is increasing rapidly the year 2020 chronic disease will account for almost three quarters of all deaths. In Australia, the burden of chronic disease and its consequent effect on disability and death is growing in line with this trend.” In 2004-05, more than 9/10 Australians had at least one chronic disease risk f...

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Published 20 June, 2010 | Updated 22 June, 2010