Burden and disparities in heart failure: The GAP project
- Years funded:
- 2015 - 2019
Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump an adequate supply of blood around the body. Hospitalisations and loss of life associated with heart failure remain high, costing over $1 billion annually in Australia. This significant burden demands continuous improvement in health service management to minimise healthcare costs.
This project will provide a unique opportunity to determine the costs associated with heart failure and to predict its future burden in Australia.
Importantly, outcomes will be translated into clinical practice to improve future health service delivery for patients with heart failure and in turn to improve survival and reduce hospital readmissions.
Professor Andrea Driscoll