[Extract] The Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) package of health assessment, care planning and case conferencing was introduced in 1999 with the aim of improving the health and quality of life of older Australians . While annual health assessments are recommended for all people 75 and over (55 and over for people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background), care plans and case conferences are for people with chronic and complex illnesses requiring care from two or more care providers in addition to their general practitioner (GP).
Shortus, T. D., Coulson, M. L., Blakeman, T. M., Zwar, N. A., Toh, M., & Conforti, D. (2005). Enhanced primary care items an aged care liaison nurse can facilitate care planning using the enhanced primary care items. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 24(2), 67-68. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-6612.2005.00076.x