Australian Health Review Australian Health Review Society
Journal of the Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association


Deborah Yarmo-Roberts

Australian Health Review 31(3) 449 - 450
Published: 2007


INDIVIDUALS ARE LIVING longer than ever before, with a propensity to acquire debilitating conditions, often with comorbidities. This necessitates care delivered from many sectors of the service system. This issue?s featured Models of Care article, ?Integrated care facilitation for older patients with complex health care needs reduces hospital demand? on page 451 describes a model of care which aimed to coordinate health care services for older adults. One of the successes of this model was the employment of personal care facilitators, who assisted the patients in understanding their health condition, which promoted self-management in accessing required services.

© AHHA 2007

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