Submission to National Chronic Conditions Strategic Framework Refresh Consultation

The AMA is pleased to make a submission to the Department of Health and Aged Care's consultation on the refresh of the National Chronic Conditions Strategic Framework. This refresh is an opportunity to look at the Framework as an overarching policy for chronic conditions in Australia that provides guidance for the development and implementation of relevant policies, strategies, actions, and services as they relate to chronic conditions.

The life expectancy of Australians is still rising, however the increased prevalence of chronic conditions and co- and multi-morbidities is placing an increased strain on the healthcare system through increased costs and potentially preventable hospital admissions. The AMA has long recognised the need for more efficient arrangements to support the provision of well-coordinated multidisciplinary care to patients with chronic and complex disease. The AMA looks forward to seeing the refreshed Framework and contributing to ways to better prevent and manage chronic conditions.  

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