GPs writing more care plans than ever before

The number of patients and services claimed is also on the rise, AIHW data shows

One in every four Australians has a chronic disease management plan or a mental health treatment plan written by a GP, new data suggests.

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The number of care plans prepared and reviewed by GPs have risen steadily in every part of the country since 2013/14, according to the AIHW's 2017-2018 Medicare report published on Thursday.

The report reveals that 3.6 million patients have a chronic disease management plan and 2.1 million have a mental health treatment plan.  

Meanwhile, the proportion of patients seeing