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SECONDARY PREVENTION OF CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS IN THOSE WITH MULTI-MORBIDITY: WHAT CAN PHYSIOTHERAPISTS DO?

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SECONDARY PREVENTION OF CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS IN THOSE WITH MULTI-MORBIDITY – WHAT CAN PHYSIOTHERAPISTS DO?

Presenter: Dennis SM

The prevalence of multi-morbidity is increasing in Australia and is a burden

for both the Australian health care system and patients and their carers.

The health system has been designed to manage single conditions and this

can add to the difficulties that patients with multi-morbidity face. Research

has also focused on single conditions and patients with complex health

problems have often been excluded. Physiotherapists have an important

role to play in the secondary prevention and management of people with

multi-morbidity. Often, this has been provided by physiotherapists in the

hospital and community setting. Increasingly multi-morbidity is managed

in primary care by general practitioners where access to adequate allied

health services is limited. The challenge for physiotherapy is design and

test interventions to address the problems faced by people with multimorbidity

to improve patient outcomes and to explore how physiotherapy

can be better integrated into primary care to prevent expensive hospital

admissions for people with multi-morbidity.

Key Practice Points:

• To consider the impact of multi-morbidity on patients in the context of a

health system designed around the needs of single conditions.

• To discuss the growing emphasis on multi-morbidity in primary care and

the opportunities for physiotherapy to improve patient outcomes.

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SECONDARY PREVENTION OF CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS IN THOSE WITH MULTI-MORBIDITY: WHAT CAN PHYSIOTHERAPISTS DO?
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