Economics of cystic fibrosis

It is well established that socio-economic status is linked to outcomes in terms of health, education and quality of life. This is particularly relevant in people with chronic health conditions such as cystic fibrosis, a common autosomal recessive condition occurring in about one in 3000 people in Australia.

About 95% of cases in Australia are diagnosed by newborn screening in the first weeks of life.

The average life expectancy now is 37 years, but it is anticipated that will