The growing burden of multimorbidity
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Over the past decade the Australian government has initiated a number of health care reforms to address the needs of those with chronic conditions such as diabetes, and heart disease. However, the success of chronic care management models has not been universal. Failure to achieve care goals in some patients might be because many patients have multimorbidity. The recently established Medicare Locals may be well placed to play a central role in providing improved care for those with chronic conditions, and in particular development of management plans that take account of multimorbidity. In this RESEARCH ROUNDup we define some of the key findings central to future discussions of this issue in the Australian setting.