The Health Alliance features in a Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety research paper
Professor Don Matheson continues to leave his mark on the Health Alliance, through his consultation with the National Ageing Research Institute earlier in the year.
This report provides recommendations to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, through the analysis of integrated models of care for older people in Australia.
The report highlights the work of the Health Alliance's Ageing Well Initiative and the continuing developments in GP virtual integrated care models, which is progressing in the region due to the COVID-19 transformative health environment.
One of the key findings is that care integration is most successful when it is a bottom-up and community-focused process, with formalised partnerships between organisations based on shared goals. It further recommends Alliances as an effective approach to integration in highly fragmented and complex health care environments.
“Professor Don Matheson notes a core strategy of this model (Ageing Well Initiative) is to build relationships between GPs and specialists, and between GPs and hospitals and residential aged care facilities".
The full report can be accessed here: Models of Integrated Care, Health and Housing Full Report.
Pages of relevance: 7, 63 to 66.
Gilbert AS, Owusu-Addo E, Feldman P, Mackell P, Garratt SM, Brijnath B. 2020. Models of Integrated Care, Health and Housing: Report prepared for the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, National Ageing Research Institute: Parkville, Australia.