• September 2013, Outpatient Ophthalmology Clinic, a Major Teaching Hospital in Sydney 828 non urgent appointments outstanding, wait time 2.5 years, which is clinically unacceptable.
• A limited funding envelope and constrained capacity to deliver is and will continue to be a constant challenge.
•Ageing population and rising rates of chronic disease are placing significant burden on patient health and health system economics globally.
•Literature supports Integrated Care can:
•Assist health systems to manage the above issues via patient centric management, improving outcomes and controlling costs.
•Achieving the right model of integrated care can be challenging!