Enhancing patient engagement in chronic disease self-management support initiatives in Australia: the need for an integrated approach.

@article{Jordan2008EnhancingPE,
  title={Enhancing patient engagement in chronic disease self-management support initiatives in Australia: the need for an integrated approach.},
  author={Joanne E. Jordan and Andrew M Briggs and Caroline Anne Brand and Richard H. Osborne},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={2008},
  volume={189 10 Suppl},
  pages={S9-S13}
}
Although emphasis on the prevention of chronic disease is important, governments in Australia need to balance this with continued assistance to the 77% of Australians reported to have at least one long-term medical condition. Self-management support is provided by health care and community services to enhance patients' ability to care for their chronic conditions in a cooperative framework. In Australia, there is a range of self-management support initiatives that have targeted patients (most… CONTINUE READING

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