Snapshot of Heart Failure in Australia

The Snapshot of Heart Failure in Australia Report quantifies the burden of heart failure from an Australia-wide to “local area” perspective. This report provides key estimates around the burden of heart failure; firstly assuming that the syndrome affects all regions of Australia equally. However, given this (i.e. all Australians are equally at risk of developing heart failure) is not the case, in order to delve deeper into the problem, the report provides a more accurate estimate for local areas of Australia, factoring in the reality of inequality in health and health outcomes.