The first Deloitte Access Economics Report on the Economic analysis of motor neurone disease (MND) in Australia
reveals that the total cost of MND in Australia was $2.37 billion
in 2015, comprising $430.9 million in economic costs and $1.94 billion in burden of disease costs. The report, commissioned by MND Australia, was officially launched at Parliament House, Canberra on 24 February 2016
When you receive a diagnosis of MND, money is the last thing on your mind. But along with the relentless physical and emotional effects on yourself and loved ones are the financial costs: early retirement, medical appointments, hospitalisations, treatments, equipment, wheelchair transport, personal care ... There is support from the state MND associations and government, but it all adds up.
Kirsten Harley, MND NSW Board member living with MND
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A STRONG VOICE FOR MND
On 24 February 2016, MND Australia, along with State MND Associations, MPs, Senators and key representatives from research, disability and palliative care attended the report launch and morning tea hosted by Alex Hawke MP at Parliament House, Canberra.
MND NSW Board Member Kirsten Harley
spoke about her experience of living with MND.
Watch Kirsten's powerful speech 'A Strong Voice for MND'
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The Economic analysis of motor neurone disease in Australia report was written by Deloitte Access Economics. The report, or any findings from the report, should be referenced as follows;
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