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released: 29 Aug 2014 author: AIHW media release

Transition care for older people leaving hospital examines the outcomes for the 87,000 people who received care under the Transition Care Program from 2005–06 to 2012–13. More than three-quarters of care recipients improved their level of functioning. Two-thirds of care recipients living in the community had not entered aged care 12 months after finishing their first episode of care under the program; and more than half did not enter residential aged care at all over the life of the program to June 2013.

ISSN 1329-5705; ISBN 978-1-74249-629-0; Cat. no. AGE 75; 96pp.; $15

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • Between 2005 and 2013 the program assisted more than 87,000 people
      • Three in four care recipients had improved functional status
      • More than half of the care recipients returned to live in the community
      • Two-thirds of care recipients living in the community did not enter residential aged care within 12 months
  • Body section
    • Introduction
      • About the Transition Care Program
      • Timeframes and key concepts
      • About this report
      • Data and methods
    • 1 Transition care services and provision
      • Overview of Transition Care Program activity
      • Service outlets
      • Service provision
      • Occupancy
      • Care days provided
      • Episodes of care
      • Periods of care
    • 2 Characteristics of recipients
      • Personal demographics
      • Cultural and linguistic diversity
      • Indigenous status
    • 3 Functional change
      • Overview
      • Trends
      • Size of the change in MBI score
      • Location of service provider
      • Service provision setting
      • Age and sex
      • Amount of transition care service provision
      • Length of initial hospital stay
    • 4 Discharge destination
      • Overview
      • State and territory
      • Level of functioning at admission
      • Functional improvement
      • Length of initial hospital stay
      • Amount of transition care service provision
      • Service provision setting
      • Care recipient characteristics
    • 5 Admission to residential aged care
      • Movement to residential aged care
      • Care recipients living in the community: admission to residential aged care
    • Discussion
      • Summary of analysis and main findings
      • Limitations and areas for development
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Additional tables
    • Appendix B: Data Quality Statement
      • Data Quality Statement: AIHW National Aged Care Data Clearinghouse
    • Glossary
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Transition care for older people leaving hospital: 2005-06 to 2012-13. Aged care statistics series 40. Cat. no. AGE 75. Canberra: AIHW.

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