Investigators: Prof Kirsty Douglas, Late Prof Marjan Kljakovic, Dr Rosemary Korda (CI), Ms Laurann Yen.

The aim of this project was to study participants with heart disease, diabetes or asthma to determine if health outcomes or health services are impacted by chronic disease management plans; compare patterns of healthcare and health outcomes between those people who do have a current GP management plan and those who do not; and to develop policy and systems interventions to improve outcomes for people with chronic illness.

Outcomes resulting from this research:

Douglas K, Yen L, Korda R, Kljakovic M, Glasgow N. Chronic disease management items in general practice: A population-based study of variation in claims by claimant characteristics. Med J Aust 2011 Aug 15;195(4):198–202.