Transitions between home, hospital and residential aged care following an injury related hospitalisation for people with and without dementia

Project: Research

Project Details


Dementia greatly increases a person's risk of injury-related hospitalisation. It also significantly impacts on the care received following hospitalisation including access to rehabilitation care and, ultimately, discharge destination. One of the major limitations in using hospital administrative data collections in determining the impact of dementia is the lack of accurate data on usual place of residence at admission and on discharge from hospital. Therefore, this research is using linked hospitalisation, residential aged care and aged care assessment data collections to investigate the transitions between home, hospital and residential aged care for people within and without dementia. The results from this research are being used to inform approaches to care management following injury to maximise the chances of meaningful functional outcomes for injured individuals with dementia.
Effective start/end date2/02/1530/06/16