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Table 2 Total Health Care Cost in WA and Potential Cost offsets from the GP intervention for Five Diseases where Physical Inactivity is risk factor

From: Cost-effectiveness implications of GP intervention to promote physical activity: evidence from Perth, Australia

Diseases Health care cost WA c ($ Million) PIF Potential Cost Offsets (Million $)
Colon Cancer 45 0.123 6.0
Ischaemic Heart Disease 178 0.091 16.0
Stroke 109 0.167 18.0
Type 2 Diabetes 99 0.057 6.0
Depression 135 0.057 8.0
Total 566   53.0
  1. c; costs expressed in terms 2003 prices were calculated from health system expenditure on disease injury in Australia, 2000-01.