The Federal Government today is promising to revolutionise care offered to the more than four million Australians with multiple chronic diseases. It is billing the package as one of the biggest reforms in Medicare’s 30-year history with the aim of keeping sufferers out of hospital and leading happier, healthier lives. It could also ease the pressure on the public hospital system. Half of all potentially avoidable hospital admissions in 2013-14 were to treat chronic conditions. That is one every two to three minutes.