2011 Report on Parkinson’s Disease in Australia

Here is a link to a Report, by Deloitte Access Economics titled: “Living with Parkinson’s Disease”  about Parkinson’s Disease in Australia released in 2011.  One in 350 Australians now have Australia’s second most common neurological disease, Parkinson’s Disease.

Key findings include:

  • That 30 more people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s each day
  • Parkinson’s is growing in numbers (by 17% over the last six years); and costs have grown by over 48%
  • the estimated burden of the disease for 2011-12 is valued at $7.6 billion
  • 20% of PD sufferers are of working age
  • Parkinson’s is commoner than prostate, bowel and many other cancers
  • it costs people with Parkinson’s about $12,000 a year out of their own pockets
  • every year nearly 50,000 years of healthy life are lost to the condition

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