Variation in CVD risk, incidence, care and outcomes

This partnership project with the Heart Foundation of Australia, Consumer Health Forum and NSW Health’s Agency for Clinical Innovation aims to quantify and prioritise targets for intervention across the spectrum of CVD risk factors, incidence, care and outcomes according to socioeconomic, rural/urban residence, Indigenous and mental health status. It brings together 7 CVD datasets, incorporating individual epidemiological and clinical data, with outputs across major causes of morbidity and mortality, and future targets including absolute CVD risk. Work in progress includes:

  • Investigation of variation in all-cause readmission and mortality following hospitalisation with diagnosis of heart failure

  • Socioeconomic inequalities in absolute risk of CVD and preventative treatment for cardiovascular disease in the Australian population

  • Mental health and cardiovascular disease