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Challenges for co-morbid chronic illness care and policy in Australia: a qualitative study

Jowsey, Tanisha; Jeon, Yun-Hee; Dugdale, Paul; Glasgow, Nicholas; Kljakovic, Marjan; Usherwood, Tim


BACKGROUND: In response to the escalating burden of chronic illness in Australia, recent health policies have emphasised the promotion of patient self-management and better preventive care. A notable omission from these policies is the acknowledgment that patients with chronic illness tend to have co-morbid conditions. Our objectives were: to identify the common challenges co-morbidity poses to patients and carers in their experiences of self-management; to detail the views and perceptions of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009-09-08
Type: Journal article
Source: Australia and New Zealand Health Policy 6:22 (2009)
DOI: 10.1186/1743-8462-6-22


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