Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
Patterns of general practice chronic disease management health service use among women with chronic disease
Chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease, are associated with considerable morbidity and premature mortality. Effective disease management is needed to reduce complications from poorly controlled chronic conditions and to reduce the associated health costs. During the past eleven years there have been changes to the Australian guidelines for GP chronic disease management, and, for some diseases, the introduction of incentives to encourage GPs to meet target levels of care. This project will examine socio-demographic and temporal patterns of general practice health service use for chronic disease by mid- and old-age women.

Prof Gita Mishra
Dr Caroline Jackson
Prof Annette Dobson
Prof Julie Byles