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released: 7 Dec 2012 updated: 4 Mar 2013 author: AIHW media release

Older people leaving hospital: a statistical overview of the transition care program 2009-10 and 2010-11 presents key statistics about transition care services provided to older people directly after discharge from hospital. The Transition Care Program aims to improve recipients' independence and functioning, and has assisted nearly 52,000 people since it started in 2005-06, including 18,000 individuals who received just under 20,300 episodes of transition care in 2010-11. The report includes for the first time an analysis of trends since the program's establishment, and an examination of the final outcomes of people receiving consecutive episodes of care.

ISSN 1329-5705; ISBN 978-1-74249-384-8; Cat. no. AGE 71; 72pp.; $36

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
    • 2 Transition care services and provision
      • Service outlets
    • 3 Characteristics of recipients
      • Location
      • Sex and age
    • 4 Outcomes of transition care episodes
      • Admissions
      • Discharges
      • Service provision setting
      • Discharge destinations
      • Functional status
      • Length of stay
    • 5 Final TCP outcomes
    • 6 Discussion
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Additional tables and figures
    • Appendix B: Data sources and limitations
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Notes and corrections

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  1. (4 Mar 2013) Supplementary tables added.

Recommended citation

AIHW 2012. Older people leaving hospital: a statistical overview of the Transition Care Program 2009-10 and 2010-11. Aged care statistics series no. 38. Cat. no. AGE 71. Canberra: AIHW.

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