Examining the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of rehabilitation-care models for frail seniors – McMaster University Health Forum Issue Brief – 30 September 2013

Posted on January 30, 2014. Filed under: Aged Care / Geriatrics, Health Economics, Rehabilitation |

Examining the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of rehabilitation-care models for frail seniors – McMaster University Health Forum Issue Brief – 30 September 2013

Wilson MG. Rapid Synthesis: Examining the Effectiveness and Cost-Effectiveness of Rehabilitationcare Models for Frail Seniors. Hamilton, Canada: McMaster Health Forum, 30 September 2013.

Extract from the key messages

“Question
How effective and cost-effective are different models of physical and occupational rehabilitation for frail seniors?

Why the issue is important
Functional difficulties significantly compromise quality of life and are associated with depression, increased frailty, long-term care home (LTCH) placement, and mortality.
Rehabilitation services to improve functional abilities are generally understood to be essential components of the bundle of services that should be made available to seniors to help them live in their own homes for as long as possible.
It has been recommended that Ontario adopt an ‘assess and restore’ approach to the care of all seniors that emphasizes timely access to rehabilitation and other ‘restorative care’ services as a means of avoiding or delaying LTCH placement, emergency department visits, and admissions to hospital.

What we found”

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