Chronic disease comorbidity: Challenging healthcare providers to innovate

Bonner, Ann (2016) Chronic disease comorbidity: Challenging healthcare providers to innovate. In Renal Society of Australasia 44th Annual Conference, 20-22 June 2016, Gold Coast, Qld.

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Typically those with chronic kidney disease (CKD) also have other chronic diseases, however, practitioners tend to focus on one disease or even one symptom at a time rather than focus on the whole person. This results in people attending a number of appointments with a range of healthcare providers. There is emerging evidence internationally that innovative nurse-led services directed towards people with multiple chronic diseases improves access to care, achieves clinical targets and patient-reported outcomes, reduces hospitalisations and emergency department presentations, and has high levels of patient satisfaction. This presentation will present evidence about new service delivery models and why nurses are in an ideal situation to provide a holistic approach to chronic disease comorbidity.

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ID Code: 96381
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
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Keywords: Chronic Kidney Disease, Comorbidity
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 The Author(s)
Deposited On: 30 Jun 2016 05:38
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2017 12:43

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