CDM program fails to cut hospitalisations

A statewide chronic disease management program intended to reduce hospitalisations actually had the opposite effect, a study has found.

The NSW Health Chronic Disease Management Program (CDMP) was launched in 2010 to cut avoidable hospital admissions among the over 16s with chronic conditions such as diabetes, congestive heart failure, coronary heart disease and COPD.

It provides access to health and lifestyle coaching and a support person to co-ordinate care between primary and secondary healthcare settings, researchers from the George Institute

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