Aged care report: data on Transition Care outcomes for older patients

The AIHW’s latest aged care report examines outcomes of the Department of Health’s Transition Care Program in more detail than ever before, going back to when it began in 2005.

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s latest aged care report examines detailed data on the Department of Health’s Transition Care Program.

In a statement accompanying the report, AIHW spokesperson Dr Pamela Kinnear said:

“For many older people, a hospital stay can be accompanied by a decline in functioning. TCP provides short term care to older Australians directly after discharge from hospital. The program aims to improve care recipients’ level of independence and functioning and to delay entry to residential aged care.”

The report contains data on the operation of the program from when it began in 2005 up to June 30, 2013. Headline findings include:

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