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Nurse-led multidisciplinary initiatives to improve outcomes and reduce hospital admissions for older adults: The care coordination through emergency department, residential aged care and Primary Health Collaboration project

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posted on 30.01.2020, 00:00 by E Marsden, A Craswell, A Taylor, K Coates, J Crilly, M Broadbent, A Glenwright, Colleen Johnston-DevinColleen Johnston-Devin, M Wallis
Objectives: This article describes the Care coordination through Emergency Department, Residential Aged Care and Primary Health Collaboration (CEDRiC) project. Methods: CEDRiC is designed to improve the health outcomes for older people with an acute illness. It attempts this via enhanced primary care in residential aged care facilities, focused and streamlined care in the emergency department and enhanced intersectoral communication and referral. Results: Implementing this approach has the potential to decrease inappropriate hospital admissions while improving care for older people in residential aged care and community settings. Conclusion: This article discusses an innovative way of caring for older adults in an ageing population utilising the existing evidence. A formal evaluation is currently underway. © 2018 AJA Inc.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

37

Issue

2

Start Page

135

End Page

139

Number of Pages

5

eISSN

1741-6612

ISSN

1440-6381

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia, Australia

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

University of the Sunshine Coast; Central Queensland, Wide Bay and Sunshine Coast PHN; Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service; Sundale Ltd., Sunshine Coast; Griffith University

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Australasian Journal on Ageing