Chronic and complex health conditions are now the predominant health burden for Australians, but is the Australian health system well placed to efficiently and effectively prevent, manage and treat chronic disease? A complex, poorly integrated system is a major contributor to poor patient experiences and poorer health outcomes.
Australian health services: too complex to navigate. A review of the national reviews of Australia’s health service arrangements presents an analysis of the shared themes and recommendations from 16 major Australian health reviews over the last 35 years.
This report shows that there is significant agreement on the key priorities for action and offers a clear roadmap to improving Australia’s health system.