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Population-specific rehab guides support OHTs

Date: November 11, 2020 Author: gtarehab Categories: News 2020 | Spotlight 1

The Network’s new population-specific rehab guides are designed to assist Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) in planning and providing rehabilitative care for frail seniors, patients with congestive heart failure and patients with COPD. The brief guides provide evidence-based information on how rehab can help to achieve positive patient outcomes for individuals in primary care, hospital or at home. They also outline rehab considerations for these populations in the context of COVID-19, as well as...

Report looks at transitional care models in GTA

Date: November 11, 2020 Author: gtarehab Categories: News 2020 | Spotlight 1

The Network recently completed an environmental scan of short-term transitional care models (STTCMs) in the GTA. The report provides an overview of how rehabilitative care is integrated within these emerging models in order to help providers better understand the role of STTCMs within rehabilitative care. STTCMs were established to provide temporary care and accommodation outside hospitals for ALC patients while they await discharge home or to long-term care. The scan reviews 13 STTCM...

Hip fracture report shows improvements across GTA

Date: November 11, 2020 Author: gtarehab Categories: News 2020 | Spotlight 1

The Network’s analysis of 2019/20 hip fracture data shows participating acute care and rehab hospitals are steadily improving on key indicators of best practice rehabilitative care. The trends are highlighted in the Network’s 2019/20 hip fracture report. The reports, which are issued quarterly with a final year-end summary, allow participating members to measure their performance against best practices and other organizations. Members also use the analysis to inform quality improvement...

Data analysis provides insights on COVID-19 rehab

Date: November 11, 2020 Author: gtarehab Categories: News 2020 | Spotlight 1

A Network analysis of regional data on rehab/CCC patients with COVID-19 is providing insights to support ongoing planning during the pandemic. Fifteen rehab/CCC members are submitting data on COVID-19 rehab/CCC discharges and the Network has recently completed analysis on the period from March to July 2020. During that period, members reported 319 discharges of patients with COVID-19 from rehab/CCC. Key findings include the following: High intensity rehab High intensity rehab proved...

Network continues advocacy for specialized rehab

Date: November 11, 2020 Author: gtarehab Categories: News 2020 | Spotlight 1

The Network is continuing its work to define and advocate for the role of specialized rehabilitation in the new Ontario Health Team (OHT) structure. For certain rehab populations, specialized rehabilitative care (delivered by an inter-professional team with specific expertise) is necessary to ensure good patient outcomes and efficient care. These specialized rehabilitation programs are best provided at a regional or provincial level. As OHTs take on responsibility for care, the Network is...


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