Impact of COVID-19 in Australia – ensuring the health system can respond

These documents outline scenario modelling undertaken to inform how Australia prepares our health system, including our intensive care units, for COVID-19.


Summary report


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The report and the presentation outline results of modelling the impact of COVID-19 in Australia. 

The report covers:

  • Planning a response
  • Our response to COVID-19
  • Modelling the impact on intensive care capacity
  • Broader health system capacity building
  • Continuing to build the evidence base

The presentation covers:

  • Purpose of modelling
  • Where we are now
  • Modelled uncontrolled pandemic
  • Measures to flatten the curve
  • More realistic models and plans

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