Review of Cardiovascular Disease Programs

5. The current environment

The current environment - Review of Cardiovascular Disease Programs

Page last updated: 03 May 2012

The Review of CVD Programs has been undertaken within the context of a number of influencing factors. Key amongst these is the Australian Government health reform agenda. Other influencing factors include:

  • an ageing population;
  • a predicted rapid rise in chronic diseases;
  • rising health costs;
  • enhanced technology and increasing evidence about the value of specific interventions;
  • the rising cost of drugs;
  • predicted workforce shortages; and
  • a renewed focus on the economic impacts of ill health.