Health Costs, Innovation and Ageing

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


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.

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Pharmaceutical Industry Project Equity, Sustainability and Industry Development Working Paper Series

Item type Monograph (Working Paper)
DOI No. 9
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Keywords death rate, health care, innovation
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