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Chronic Disease Management

Australians, continue to suffer a high prevalence of chronic diseases such as cancer (2% of the population), diabetes (4%), asthma (10%), long-term mental or behavioural conditions (11%), arthritis (15%), and conditions of the circulatory system (eg heart failure, high blood pressure (16%) and stroke).

Chronic Disease Management (CDM) Medicare items enable GPs to plan and coordinate the health care of patients with chronic medical conditions. A 'chronic medical condition' is one that has been or is likely to be present for at least six months.

Patients who have a chronic medical condition, complex care needs and are being managed by their GP using these items are eligible for Medicare rebates for many of our services. At Central West Health and Rehabilitation we are able to bulk bill these services.

A broad range of risk factors for chronic disease have been identified which can act independently or in combination. Many of these risk factors are amendable to physical treatment, exercise and simple healthy lifestyle advice.

Central West Health and Rehabilitation offer a wide range of evidence based services and treatments to assist our clients to manage and improve symptoms of chronic disease.

MODIFIABLE RISK FACTORS
SMOKING
HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
DIABETES
EXCESS WEIGHT
HIGH WAIST CIRCUMFERENCE
POOR DIET
HIGH CHOLESTEROL
INACTIVITY
DEPRESSION AND STRESS
TOO MUCH ALCOHOL
  • Physiotherapy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Diabetes Management
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Heart Disease Prevention
  • Chronic Pain Program
  • Weight Management
  • Cancer Council's Exercise for Life
  • Exercise for Chronic Lung disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
Link to individual Allied health services PDF
Link to Group Allied health service for Type2 diabetes PDF
Link to ATSCI follow-up services PDF

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