Role of Pharmacists in Chronic Care

Role of Pharmacists in Chronic Care

The release of the AIHW report today that shows more than 80 per cent of all premature deaths are due to chronic disease highlights the importance of a collaborative healthcare model to help deal with the growing pressures of chronic diseases, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia says.

The AIHW report, Premature mortality from chronic disease, reveals that of these premature deaths — deaths among people aged less than 75 years — more than three in five were potentially avoidable.

CEO of the PSA, Liesel Wett, said the figures were a stark reminder of the cost of chronic disease and the need to have in place effective and comprehensive programs to deal with such conditions.

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