A study conducted by a collaboration of researchers from the University of South Australia and that of NSW has shed light on the need for more healthcare provision to patients in Australia, says a new report.
Almost 1,150 Australian adults having one of the 22 common illnesses were enrolled in the study dubbed CareTrack, which shows that care provided by different medics for any condition differed in terms of standards.
However, it has become necessary to provide best possible care after the fact that elderly care and treatments for chronic diseases is calling for huge spending, thereby influencing health budgets. It is but being seen that only
57% of patients have been getting the same.
It has come to light that only 32% of consultations are being carried out in an efficient manner, whilst 86% of encounters are being offered best cure. Also, as per the findings, antibiotics were being given in cases like sinusitis, which is not appropriate.
Further, a shocking data was found that asthma patients were not getting any written plan with bowel cancer patients lacking the screening test.
Thus, lead author Jeffrey Braithwaite said, "Healthcare is more likely to become unaffordable unless more appropriate care is provided”.