Primary health care nursing: at the crossroads

June 2013
Australian Nursing Journal;Jun2013, Vol. 20 Issue 11, p46
In this article the author reflects on the impact that an increasingly large population of older citizens with chronic diseases will have on the Australian health care system in 2013 and beyond and discusses strategies, including reducing the risk factors of chronic diseases, avoiding hospitalization and increasing the number of primary health care nurses, which can be used to lessen the impact. A nursing shortage which is expected to be seen in Australia by the year 2025 is discussed.


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