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Data will guide efforts to improve patient flow

Date: November 22, 2018 Author: gtarehab Categories: News 2018 | Spotlight 1

Network members are gathering data to guide efforts to improve flow for hip fracture patients with complex needs. Five acute care hospitals are tracking data on all MSK patients that have weight-bearing restrictions following surgery. Weight-bearing restrictions have been identified as a key factor that prevents timely transfers and patients accessing the rehabilitative care they need. The data will capture how long the restrictions are in place, the rehab destination (planned and final) and...

Network tracks complex needs in bundled care pilot

Date: November 22, 2018 Author: gtarehab Categories: News 2018 | Spotlight 1

At the request of members, the Network is monitoring issues in the MOHLTC hip and knee bundled funding pilot related to patients with complex needs. The tracking will provide a better picture of how these patients fit into the proposed funding model for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative care. The Network will monitor how closely the care pathway for these patients matches proposed pricing and gather data on clinical or other factors contributing to issues such as longer length of stay...

Survey results to inform new TOA guideline

Date: November 22, 2018 Author: gtarehab Categories: News 2018 | Spotlight 1

Input from acute, rehab/CCC and home and community care will shape the Network's new inter-organizational transfer of accountability (TOA) guideline. The guideline is a cross-sector initiative to support effective transitions and improve patient safety, experience and flow. A group of Network member hospitals collected data to identify TOA issues between acute and rehab hospitals late last year. Now with the help of the GTA LHINs, the Network has completed a survey of contracted service...

Report on outpatient rehab supports QI efforts

Date: November 22, 2018 Author: gtarehab Categories: News 2018 | Spotlight 1

A Network report on access to outpatient rehabilitation is providing participating hospitals with valuable information to guide their quality improvement efforts. The report analyzes outpatient data gathered by seven hospital sites in the Toronto Central LHIN over the past three years for patients with total joint replacement, hip fracture and stroke. Data includes admission wait times; referral and admission volumes; and rates and reasons for decline and cancellation of referrals. In...

Gaétan Tardif on leadership and future of rehab

Date: November 22, 2018 Author: gtarehab Categories: News 2011 | News 2018 | Spotlight 1

In October, Dr. Gaétan Tardif retired from his position as Physiatrist-in-Chief and Medical Program Director at Toronto Rehab/UHN. He also stepped down as Vice-Chair of the Network's Coordinating Council, a position he held for more than six years.  Rehab Report spoke with Gaétan this fall. What do you see as the most significant developments in rehab over the last few decades? We have started seeing populations that we never saw before. For example, when I graduated in 1986, if you...

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