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released: 20 Sep 2013 author: AIHW media release

This report 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.

ISSN 1833-1238; ISBN 978-1-74249-490-6; Cat. no. CSI 16; 232pp.; $24.50

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Hospital use by people in residential aged care
      • Movement from hospital into residential aged care
      • Propensity to enter residential aged care
      • Time in hospital
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Event data
      • 1.2 Linkage methods
      • 1.3 Estimates of flow
      • 1.4 Age–sex standardisation
    • 2 Movement into and out of hospital
      • 2.1 Region
      • 2.2 Sector
      • 2.3 Age and sex
      • 2.4 Care type
      • 2.5 Principal diagnosis
      • 2.6 Selected diagnoses
      • 2.7 First reported procedure
    • 3 Patient days by selected characteristics
      • 3.1 By pre-hospital origin
      • 3.2 By discharge destination
      • 3.3 By principal diagnosis causing admission
    • 4. Moving into residential aged care
      • 4.1 Age and sex differences
      • 4.2 Location of ACAT assessment
      • 4.3 Regional patterns
      • 4.4 Care needs
    • 5 Person outcomes: entry into RAC from hospital
      • 5.1 Propensity to be discharged to RAC
      • 5.2 Discharge to permanent rather than respite RAC
    • 6 Person outcomes: short-term use of residential aged care after hospital
      • 6.1 People admitted for respite care
      • 6.2 People admitted for permanent care
  • End matter
    • Appendixes
    • Appendix A: Unstandardised tables
      • A.1 Movement into and out of hospital
      • A.2 Movement into RAC
    • Appendix B: Data linkage and weighting
      • B.1 Data for linkage
      • B.2 Linkage processes
      • B.3 Quality of matches identified using key-based linkage
      • B.4 Deriving hospital-based variables for analysis of movement
      • B.5 Deriving source of RAC admissions
    • Appendix C: Disease classification and groupings
      • C.1 ICD–10–AM Edition 6 chapters
      • C.2 Disease and procedure groupings used in analysis
    • Appendix D: Logistic regression models
      • D.1 The logistic regression model
      • D.2 Predicted probabilities
      • D.3 Odds ratios
      • D.4 Model fitting
      • D.5 Results
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of boxes
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Movement between hospital and residential aged care 2008-09. Data linkage series 16. Cat. no. CSI 16. Canberra: AIHW.