Models of Care

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There are various approaches and models taken around the world to care for patients with multiple chronic conditions in the community. General practices are all unique, and no single model is likely to be relevant or applicable to all. Various models of care, ranging in scope and detail, are listed here for reference and inspiration.

Care coordination is a key function of all the chronic disease care models.

The Chronic Disease Management by GP services and allied health (formally known as Enhanced Primary Care) is the current model of care for chronic conditions in Australia. The following is a list of primary care models and recommendations for the Australian context.

Primary care models from other countries can also be utilized to better understand how to manage and deliver services for patients with chronic conditions.

United Kingdom

United States of America

New Zealand

Further reading