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There are a number of well defined conditions which require many different contributions from across the spectrum of medical care.
Your GP is best positioned to consider which areas of allied health would be most useful to achieve the best care possible.
CARE PLANNING is a process whereby your GP has time to consider your needs in detail. Dr Hearnden was fortunate to be one of the directors of the original TEAMCARE trial held in Brisbane North. Much of the design of the care planning process was determined by the GP's and staff of Brisbane North Division of General Practice (now the Brisbane North Public Health Network "PHN"). The Care Planning process usually occurs every 1-2 years and is reviewed at least every 6 months.
A chronic medical condition is one that has been (or is likely to be) present for six months or longer, for example, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic musculoskeletal conditions,(e.g. Osteoporosis and advanced Arthritis) and stroke. There is no formal list of eligible conditions. However, the CDM items are designed for patients who require a structured approach and to enable GPs to plan and coordinate the care of patients with complex conditions requiring ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team. It is not intended to be used for acute illness, nor is it simply a referral to allied health practitioners.
Patients have complex care needs if they require ongoing care from a multidisciplinary team consisting of their GP and at least two other health care providers.
The need for allied health services must be directly related to a patient’s chronic condition and identified in their care plan. GPs determine whether the patient’s chronic medical condition would benefit from allied health services.
Aboriginal Health Workers or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners - item 10950
Audiologists - item 10952
Diabetes Educators - item 10951
Dietitians- item 10954
Exercise Physiologists - item 10953
Mental Health Workers* - item 10956
Occupational Therapists - item 10958
Physiotherapists - item 10960
Podiatrists - Item 10962
Speech Pathologists - item 10970