Chronic Respiratory Diseases
The AIHW Chronic respiratory conditions webpage provides high-level information on the prevalence of various chronic respiratory conditions. In 2013, there were 12,465 deaths where the underlying cause was a respiratory condition (acute or chronic). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a leading cause of death in Australia and internationally, and asthma death rates in Australia are high in comparison with many other countries.
My Wishes, My Plan, Advance Care Planning
Australians can share ACP information in your My Health Record where it will be available to healthcare providers at the time and place it is needed. My Health Record now has the capacity for people to upload their ACP documents to the system.
WA End-of-Life Framework
The WA Department of Health has developed an End-of-Life Framework to guide end-of-life care. It provides direction for best-practice care across a patient’s end-of-life trajectory, commencing when they are diagnosed with a life-limiting illness or their death is expected.