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Public health service options for affordable and accessible noncommunicable disease and related chronic disease prevention and management

Citation

Brownie, S and Hills, AP and Rossiter, R, Public health service options for affordable and accessible noncommunicable disease and related chronic disease prevention and management, Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 7 pp. 543-549. ISSN 1178-2390 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.2147/JMDH.S72636

Abstract

Globally, nations are confronted with the challenge of providing affordable health services to populations with increasing levels of noncommunicable and chronic disease. Paradoxically, many nations can both celebrate increases in life expectancy and bemoan parallel increases in chronic disease prevalence. Simply put, despite living longer, not all of that time is spent in good health. Combined with factors such as rising levels of obesity and related noncommunicable disease, the demand for health services is requiring nations to consider new models of affordable health care. Given the level of disease burden, all staff, not just doctors, need to be part of the solution and encouraged to innovate and deliver better and more affordable health care, particularly preventative primary health care services. This paper draws attention to a range of exemplars to encourage and stimulate readers to think beyond traditional models of primary health service delivery. Examples include nurse-led, allied health-led, and student-led clinics; student-assisted services; and community empowerment models. These are reported for the interest of policy makers and health service managers involved in preventative and primary health service redesign initiatives.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:primary health care planning, community health care, nurse-led clinics, allied health personnel, health workforce
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Preventive Medicine
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Hills, AP (Professor Andrew Hills)
ID Code:109217
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2016-06-03
Last Modified:2016-06-03
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