Understanding the burden of ARF and RHD: data linkage study
Understanding the burden of ARF and RHD: data linkage study & Understanding the burden of rheumatic heart disease in Australian jurisdictions: WA component
Investigators: Alex Brown, Annette Regan, Daniel Williamson, Deborah Kruger, Frank Sanfilippo, Jeff Cannon, Jonathan Carapetis, Judy Katzenellenbogen,Julie Marsh, Kalinda Griffiths, Karen Dempsey, Keith Edwards, Marea Fittock, Marian Abouzeid, Melanie Middleton, Nick de Klerk, Wendy Keech.
Aims: This project will use a multi-jurisdictional linked RHD dataset to establish a baseline burden of RHD in Australia to allow for monitoring the impact of burden over time, and to form the basis of clearly defined targets for the END RHD CRE Endgame Strategy.
Timelines: WA data expected mid-2017; QLD and SA/NT data expected end 2017.
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