Chronic disease management: time for consultant physicians to take more leadership in system redesign

Intern Med J. 2007 Sep;37(9):653-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1445-5994.2007.01442.x.


There is a need for system redesign to meet the needs of individuals with chronic disease. New models of chronic disease care include team-based paradigms that focus on continuous and patient-centred care. In such models the roles of providers and patients must change. In this article we focus on new roles for consultant physicians, as well as barriers and incentives to these roles.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease / therapy*
  • Disease Management
  • Humans
  • Leadership*
  • Physician's Role*
  • Referral and Consultation / organization & administration*
  • Referral and Consultation / standards
  • Time Factors