Report: Cost of Influenza
Influenza is a largely preventable communicable viral illness. Treatment of influenza and its complications consume considerable resources that could otherwise be used for other essential healthcare resources. The costs to the health system, largely borne by the Australian Government (state/ territory and federal), could be used more efficiently for the prevention of influenza. This study seeks to estimate the direct health care costs to Government for the treatment of influenza. The purpose is to establish a baseline against which the effects from future interventions can be compared, and to estimate the parameters necessary as a first step in undertaking a full economic evaluation.
Last updated: 9 September 2015