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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have some of the highest rates of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in the world.
This report outlines the trajectory of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and RHD in Australia until 2031, assuming only the current levels of funding and attention to these diseases: the cost of inaction.
Using linked hospital admissions and mortality data over the last two decades, this report estimates the burden of ARF and RHD for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people:
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The cost of inaction on rheumatic heart disease: The predicted human and financial costs of rheumatic heart disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 2016-2031
The cost of inaction on rheumatic heart disease: Technical report of the predicted human and economic toll of rheumatic heart disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by 2031
The Endgame Strategy: a comprehensive, collaborative, and fully costed plan to end RHD in Australia.