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Stephen R Leeder
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (11): 636.
Published online: 4 December 2006

On 28 March 2006, the World Health Organization Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases, comprising 41 national and international organisations, was launched in Beijing. In 2005, four million people died of chronic respiratory diseases, and chronic obstructive lung disease is the fifth leading cause of death worldwide. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease accounts for about 7% of the total burden of illness in Australia.

  • Stephen R Leeder

  • Australian Health Policy Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: steve@med.usyd.edu.au

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