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The impact of coronary heart disease on productivity in Australia over ten years

F Savira, BH Wang, AR Kompa, Z Ademi, A Owen, D Liew, E Zomer

EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2020

Abstract

Abstract Background Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the highest individual disease burden in Australia and associated with productivity losses through unplanned absence from work, reduced output while at work and early labour force withdrawal. Approximately eighty per cent of CHD cases in Australia are preventable, suggesting the potential benefit of employing preventive strategies addressing populations at risk of CHD. Purpose To determine the preventable productivity burden attributable to CHD over the next ten years, using the novel productivity measure: the “productivit..

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