Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(4), 1841-1854; doi:10.3390/ijerph7041841
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Public Health Nutrition: The Accord of Dietitian Providers in Managing Medicare Chronic Care Outpatients in Australia

Received: 29 March 2010; in revised form: 16 April 2010 / Accepted: 19 April 2010 / Published: 20 April 2010
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Abstract: Medicare Australia: Chronic Disease Management program subsidizes allied health consultations for eligible outpatients with chronic disease or complex needs. In an evaluation study, private practice dietitians (n = 9) were interviewed to explore their patient management strategies including consultation time-allocation and fees. Time allocation was fee-based. Short first consultations were seen as meeting patients’ needs for low-cost services but were regarded by dietitians as ineffective, however longer initial consultations increased cost to patients. No strategy in use was optimal. There is a need for change in Medicare policy to meet the needs of both dietitians and patients in achieving the behaviour change goals of patients.
Keywords: allied health; Australia; dietetics; Medicare; Medicare chronic disease management; primary care
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Cant, R.P. Public Health Nutrition: The Accord of Dietitian Providers in Managing Medicare Chronic Care Outpatients in Australia. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 1841-1854.

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Cant RP. Public Health Nutrition: The Accord of Dietitian Providers in Managing Medicare Chronic Care Outpatients in Australia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2010; 7(4):1841-1854.

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Cant, Robyn P. 2010. "Public Health Nutrition: The Accord of Dietitian Providers in Managing Medicare Chronic Care Outpatients in Australia." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 7, no. 4: 1841-1854.

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