Chronic disease prevention in primary healthcare

Submission to the Standing Committee on Health: Inquiry into Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in Primary Healthcare

While Australia’s health system is among the best in the world, health spending per person is predicted to double by 2055. The prevalence and cost of chronic disease makes a substantial contribution to this statistic. The question we need to answer is not whether we need to reform the current prevention and treatment of chronic diseases in primary care, but how we do this effectively and efficiently.

Our submission outlines four main areas for reform and makes a series of recommendations. Submitted October 2015.