Movement between hospital and residential aged care 2008-09 – AIHW – 20 September 2013

Posted on September 20, 2013. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics | Tags: |

Movement between hospital and residential aged care 2008-09 – AIHW – 20 September 2013

“This report examines movements between hospital and residential aged care by people aged 65 and over in 2008-09. Overall, almost 10% of 1.1 million hospitalisations for older people were for people already living in residential aged care. A further 3% of hospitalisations for older people ended with the patient being newly admitted into residential care. This report also describes the characteristics of people moving between the two sectors, and short-term outcomes for people going into residential care.”

ISSN 1833-1238; ISBN 978-1-74249-490-6; Cat. no. CSI 16; 232pp

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