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Health Costs, Innovation and Ageing

Sheehan, Peter (2002) Health Costs, Innovation and Ageing. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.

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Abstract

Effective innovation in health care – whether in drugs, devices, procedures or in public health processes – continues to produce major improvements in human welfare. The health of the citizens of the major developed countries has improved markedly in recent decades, and this is true also of Australia. For both men and women, age-standardised death rates have fallen rapidly in Australia over the past two decades. Life expectancy has increased, as deaths from heart and respiratory diseases have declined sharply and methods for treating cancer have improved.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Pharmaceutical Industry Project Equity, Sustainability and Industry Development Working Paper Series

Uncontrolled Keywords: death rate, health care, innovation
Subjects: RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2010 22:55
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:46
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15919
DOI: No. 9
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