With four in five Australians having at least one chronic disease, such as diabetes or kidney disease, and an increasingly ageing population, Australia’s traditional approach to health care needs to change.
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A collaborative healthcare approach with nurses at the helm of managing patient care is not a new concept. Yet this alternate model of care is neither well understood nor fully embraced by the primary health sector.
Australia faces a shortfall of 38,000 nurses in the primary health care sector by 2030, if industry stakeholders remain apathetic about workforce retention and recruitment.