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released: 2 Jun 2011 author: AIHW media release

Older people leaving hospital: a statistical overview of the Transition Care Program in 2008-09 presents key statistics on the characteristics and services provided to older people who are eligible for residential aged care directly after discharge from hospital. The program aims to improve recipients' independence and functioning. At 30 June 2009 there were 2,228 places providing transitional care to older people leaving hospital. During 2008-09, around 12,600 individuals received just over 14,000 episodes of transition care.

ISSN 1329-5705; ISBN 978-1-74249-139-4; Cat. no. AGE 64; 52pp.; Internet only


Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • Introduction
      • Transition Care Program
    • Transition care services and provision
      • Service outlets
        • Where are the service outlets located?
        • Available places
        • Provision, occupancy and usage of TCP
    • Characteristics of recipients
      • Sex and age
      • Recipients' background
    • Admissions and discharges
      • Admissions
      • Discharges
      • Discharge destinations
      • Functional status
        • MBI and discharge destination
        • MBI change from admission to discharge for individuals
      • Length of stay
        • Length of stay and discharge destination
    • Conclusion
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
      • Appendix A: Statistical tables
      • Appendix B: Data sources and limitations
        • Care recipients' personal details
        • Care recipients' admission and separation details
        • Service providers' details
        • Limitations of the data
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes

Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Older people leaving hospital: a statistical overview of the Transition Care Program in 2008-09. Aged care statistics series no. 33. Cat. no. AGE 64. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 21 August 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419112>.

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