Despite being the highest-risk group for chronic lung disease, people who smoke on a daily basis are less likely than the rest of the population to consider themselves at risk of developing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
COPD is Australia’s most burdensome respiratory disease. It is associated with ageing so its burden will only escalate as our population ages.
‘The Australian Cough Guidelines is a clinical guideline for the assessment of persistent cough in children and adults and was developed to assist GP’s with a treatment program based on accurate diagnosis and understanding of the causes of cough,’ said Professor Peter Gibson, Chairman of the Cough in Children and Adults: Diagnosis and Assessment (CICADA) consultative group facilitated by the Lung Foundation.
Lung Foundation Australia carried out a survey of the approximately 160 pulmonary rehabilitation programs in 2007.
We are pleased to present to you the first edition of the Lung Foundation’s Case Statement on Respiratory Infectious Disease Burden in Australia.
Indigenous Respiratory Network Report 2010
This report has been prepared by the Statewide Respiratory Clinical Network and was funded via a grant from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Branch of Queensland Health. The report summarises lung health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Queensland.
This important report, developed by Access Economics, summarises the most up-to-date prevalence data and estimates the economic and social burden that COPD has in Australia each year.