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COVID-19 rehab resources continue to grow

Date: June 25, 2020 Author: gtarehab Categories: News 2020 | Spotlight 1

The Network is regularly updating its online resource of COVID-19 rehab resources as the body of evidence continues to grow. The resource identifies Canadian sources for easy reference and is organized in the following categories: Rehab Resources Specific to COVID-19 Rehab Policy/Planning Considerations for COVID-19 Tele-Rehab and COVID-19 Rehab in the ICU Rehab after Critical Illness Rehab and Recovery from Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Members are also encouraged to...

Network supports COVID-19 rehab planning

Date: June 25, 2020 Author: gtarehab Categories: News 2020 | Spotlight 1

The Network continues to support members as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on patients and the system now and in the longer term. The Network’s efforts are focused in the following areas: Sharing COVID-related admission/referral requirementsRehab/CCC hospitals have put in place a variety of admission and referral requirements for patients with COVID-19. To support the smooth flow of patients between hospitals, the Network maintains an up-to-date listing of these...

Network advocates for specialized rehab

Date: June 25, 2020 Author: gtarehab Categories: News 2020 | Spotlight 1

The Network has teamed up with a group of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) specialists from UofT to advocate for the role of specialized rehabilitation. Ontario Health Teams are taking on responsibility for all care except specialized procedures and the care required for specialized conditions. The Ministry of Health has confirmed that these will continue to be delivered by existing specialized providers and funded accordingly. The Ministry has also asked the Ontario Hospital...

New pricing proposed for outpatient rehab

Date: June 25, 2020 Author: gtarehab Categories: News 2020 | Spotlight 1

The Network has developed pricing for hospital-based outpatient rehab for shoulder arthroplasty and bilateral hip and knee replacements. The proposed pricing, which has been submitted to the Ministry of Health, is based on best practice recommendations and current models of care. It highlights the important role of outpatient rehab in delivering high quality, efficient care and builds on the Network’s earlier work on pricing for outpatient stroke and unilateral hip and knee replacements....

Network assesses impact of bundled care

Date: June 25, 2020 Author: gtarehab Categories: News 2020 | Spotlight 1

The Network is assessing the impact of bundled care on referral patterns and access to rehabilitative care in the GTA. The Network’s analysis of referral and admission data across hospitals before and after bundled care (FY 2017/18 vs Q1-2 of FY 2019/20) shows that referral patterns are shifting. Based on the data, it is anticipated that FY 2019/20 data will reveal an increase in admission volumes for high intensity rehab, as well as an increased demand for low intensity rehab. The data...


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