Promoting health check should be ML priority

The landmark Australian Health Survey: Biomedical Results for Chronic Diseases 2011–12 found one in three adults had unmanaged high cholesterol.

The figures prompted the Heart Foundation to call for a government-funded vascular health program, estimating that only 5% of people received one from their doctor.

Professor Alistair Vickery, chairman of Perth North Metro Medicare Local said the paperwork involved in the 45-year-old health check restricted uptake.

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