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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.

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OACCP Model of Care