Ischaemic heart disease remains the leading cause of death in Australia, but the number of lives it claims is in decline. The condition accounted for 12% of Australia’s 158,504 deaths last year – the median age of death was 85 – but the rate per head of population dropped by more than a third in a ...
Heart attacks down, drug deaths up: snapshot of Australian mortality
By Tessa Hoffman
28 Sep 2017