Potentially Avoidable Hospitalisations: Causes, Initiatives and Challenges from a Primary Health Care Perspective

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2013
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Brown, Lynsey
Bywood, Petra Teresia
Katterl, Rachel
Anikeeva, Olga
Butler, Caryn
Smith, Bradley
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Primary Health Care Research and Information Service
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Copyright 2013 Primary Health Care Research and Information Service (PHCRIS)
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Primary Health Care Research and Information Service
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The presentation will- • highlight some of the risk factors for potentially avoidable hospitalisations in Australia (e.g., sociodemographic characteristics, chronic conditions) based on a literature review • explore common characteristics of successful initiatives addressing potentially avoidable hospitalisations generally (e.g., integrated services, multidisciplinary teams, access, disease management) • illustrate promising interventions to specifically reduce avoidable hospital readmissions (e.g., identifying high-risk patients, education, discharge planning, follow-ups) • discuss challenges in addressing avoidable hospitalisations.
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Brown L, Bywood P, Katterl R, Anikeeva O, Butler C, Smith B. (2013, July). Potentially avoidable hospitalisations: Causes, initiatives and challenges from a primary health care perspective. Presented at the 4th Annual Reducing Hospital Readmissions and Discharge Planning Conference, Melbourne