Monday, 23 September 2013

Movement between hospital and residential aged care 2008-09 (AIHW)

Movement between hospital and residential aged care 2008-09 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.

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