The burden of atrial fibrillation and heart failure in Western Australia: a linked administrative data analysis

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Abstract

There are limited population-level epidemiological trends of atrial fibrillation (AF), heart failure (HF), and their interrelationship. This research aimed to assess the healthcare burden associated with AF or HF hospitalisations in Western Australia (WA). Linked hospitalisation and mortality data identified trends and associations between hospitalisations, readmissions, mortality and selected costs from 2000 onwards in WA patients with either AF or HF hospitalisation. Identified epidemiological trends for AF and HF suggest increasing patient and health service burden within WA. Both conditions experienced elevated unplanned readmissions and all-cause mortality. Unplanned readmissions, and associated comorbidities, adversely impacted all-cause mortality within two years.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Li, Ian, Supervisor
  • Briffa, Tom, Supervisor
  • Hickling, Siobhan, Supervisor
  • Hung, Joe, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date2 Jun 2023
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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