The majority of the Australian healthcare budget (>$60billion in 2001) is devoted to the management of chronic disease. Adherence to treatment plans is generally poor, with less than half of the medications prescribed by doctors actually taken by patients. The aim is to identify strategies for improving adherence to treatment plans in the chronic disease setting, and undertake evaluations of the effectiveness and costs of implementing such strategies. The project will be using comprehensive information regarding patients with chronic lung disease and will provide crucial insight into most effective and cost-effective means of managing chronic disease in Australia.
|Effective start/end date||30/09/08 → 31/12/10|
- Australian Research Council (ARC): A$306,977.00
- Alfred Health: A$44,000.00
- Roche Australia: A$80,000.00