A structure and process evaluation of an Australian hospital admission avoidance programme for aged care facility residents

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Title A structure and process evaluation of an Australian hospital admission avoidance programme for aged care facility residents
Author Crilly, Julia Louise; Chaboyer, Wendy; Wallis, Marianne
Journal Name Journal of Advanced Nursing
Year Published 2012
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Abstract Aim. To describe and evaluate the structures and processes involved in a hospital in the Nursing Home programme. Background. Older Australians are the largest consumers of healthcare, and as a result of the ageing process are at risk of developing hospital acquired iatrogenic complications. Hospital admission avoidance programmes that aim to provide care for patients in their own environment include Hospital in the Home and, more recently, Hospital in the Nursing Home. Methods. In 2006, a qualitative evaluation of a nurse-led Hospital in the Nursing Home programme using semi-structured interviews with 19 stakeholders was undertaken. Data analysis involved using start codes and content analysis. Findings. Effective referral and communication strategies were important for Hospital in the Nursing Home implementation. Furthermore, the Hospital in the Nursing Home programme manager had acute care and community experience and worked in an advanced practice role. These elements were integral to the programme’s operation. Conclusion. As the population ages, reducing hospital admissions for aged-care facility residents has the potential to improve patient outcomes. A structurally and procedurally sound programme is a key element in achieving this aim.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05740.x
Volume 68
Issue Number 2
Page from 322
Page to 334
ISSN 0309-2402
Date Accessioned 2012-08-27
Date Available 2013-06-14T00:44:55Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Health Practice Innovation; Griffith Health Institute
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Aged Care Nursing
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/47686
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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