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released: 26 Nov 2008 author: Karmel R, Lloyd J & Anderson P media release

The movement of people between acute hospital care and residential aged care has long been recognised as an important issue, but existing national data sets provide only limited information on such movement. This report presents the first comprehensive statistical results into issues affecting movement from hospital into residential aged care, using linked hospital care and residential aged care data for 2001-02. In particular, factors affecting admission into residential care on discharge from hospital are examined.

ISSN 1833-1238; ISBN 978 1 74024 858 7; Cat. no. CSI 6; 231pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (101KB PDF)
    • Half title and verso pages
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols used in tables
    • Summary
  • Body section
    1. Introduction (110KB PDF)
      • 1.1 Event data
      • 1.2 Linkage method
      • 1.3 Approximate estimates of flow
    2. Regional movements (97KB PDF)
    3. Leaving hospital (192KB PDF)
      • 3.1 Characteristics of patients leaving hospital
      • 3.2 Length of stay
      • 3.3 Hospital care type
      • 3.4 Hospital diagnosis
      • 3.5 Regional profile
    4. Moving into residential aged care (106KB PDF)
      • 4.1 Characteristics of people admitted into residential aged care
      • 4.2 Place of assessment
      • 4.3 Care needs
      • 4.4 Regional profile
    5. Analysis of person outcomes (324KB PDF)
      • 5.1 Factors affecting entry into RAC from hospital
      • 5.2 Short-term use of residential aged care following a period in hospital
      • 5.3 Survival of people admitted into permanent residential aged care
    6. People with selected health conditions (166KB PDF)
      • 6.1 Prevalence of selected conditions
      • 6.2 Characteristics of people leaving hospital
      • 6.3 Hospital care characteristics
      • 6.4 Length of stay in hospital
      • 6.5 Short-term use of residential aged care
    7. Refining the methods (44KB PDF)
  • End matter (374KB PDF)
    • Appendixes
      1. Additional tables
      2. Data linkage
        • B.1 Transition events
        • B.2 Data
        • B.3 Linkage protocol
        • B.4 Linkage process: constrained event-based matching
        • B.5 Link accuracy
        • B.6 Estimates of total flow
      3. ICD-10-AM Edition 2 chapters
      4. English proficiency groups
      5. Logistic regression models for factors affecting admission into RAC from hospital
        • E.1 The model
        • E.2 Predicted probabilities
        • E.3 Odds ratios
      6. Survival analysis of people entering permanent RAC
      7. Suppression of small cells
        • G.1 Derived statistics within table cells
        • G.2 Small cells within totals or subtotals > 1,000
        • G.3 Small cells within totals or subtotals ≤ 1,000
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes

Recommended citation

Karmel R, Lloyd J & Anderson P 2008. Movement from hospital to residential aged care. Cat. no. CSI 6. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 1 October 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468185>.

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