Targeting reduction in preventable hospitalisations is a specific objective of health care reform in Australia, with the aim of improving patients’ outcomes, reducing pressure on hospitals and enhancing health system efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Measuring preventable hospitalisations also provides important insights into how well health systems are performing in keeping Australians healthy and out of hospital.
Preventable hospitalisations are those that may have been avoided by improved chronic disease management and timely access and appropriate provision of non-hospital health services, or better identification of patients at risk of hospital readmission and improved discharge planning and follow up.
This Think Tank features academics from the Deeble Institute who seek to to answer the question: How should the health system respond to the growing pressure to reduce the rates of preventable hospitalisations?
Presentations will include:
- Value capture as a means of financing patient-centred health care homes across Australia
Stephen Jan, Head, Health Economics and Process Evaluation Program, Office of the Chief Scientist, Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow
- Features of older people who represent within 30 days of discharge
Associate Professor Laurie Grealish, Griffith University, Registered Nurse, Subacute aged care at GCHHS
- Victorian Asthma Event
Paul Holman ASM, Director, Emergency Management Ambulance Victoria
- Using an allied health led model of care to treat slow stream rehab and GEMS patients to free up acute hospital beds
Dr Tracy Comans, Health Economist, Griffith University
More presentations to be announced shortly.
This Think Tank is presented with the support of HESTA.
The Think Tank will follow on from the End-of-life care: the next steps workshop and the AHHA Council Dinner. Discounted pricing is available for those who wish to attend all three events. To do this, please register at: https://ahha.asn.au/events/22-23-may-events-end-life-workshop-ahha-dinner-and-deeble-think-tank