Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program
Model of Care
The ACI Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program (OACCP) developed by the ACI Musculoskeletal Network offers a pathway to improved care for people who have one of the most common, debilitating, costly and rapidly growing chronic conditions – osteoarthritis.
Nearly one in five Australians has arthritis and most of them have osteoarthritis, which affects more than a quarter of all people over 65. In 2007, Australian health system expenditure for osteoarthritis was $2 billion. As the population ages and the prevalence of obesity and joint injury increases, osteoarthritis will place an increasing burden on individuals, health systems and the community.
The ACI OACCP Model of Care aims to reduce pain, increase mobility and improve quality of life. The Model of Care is being piloted at seven sites across NSW including Fairfield/Macarthur/Bowral, Gosford/Wyong, Nepean/Blue Mountains, Newcastle, Port Macquarie/Kempsey/Camden Haven, Sutherland/St George, and Wollongong.
To download a copy of the OACCP Model of Care click on the following links or chapter headings:
OACCP Model of Care
- Executive Summary
- Aims and objective of the NSW OACCP
- Context and scope of the NSW OACCP
- The Need for Change
- Background to the NSW OACCP
- Guiding frameworks and strategies
- International models
- Australian models
- Key elements of the NSW Model of Care for the OACCP
- Ideal Patient Experience
- Evaluation, Monitoring and Data System
- Communication Strategy
- Appendix 1: Position Description
- Appendix 2: Abbreviations