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Alternate Level of Care in Canada  Core

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Pages: 20 File Details: (PDF) 1327 KB
Date: Jan 14, 2009 Price A/B: Free
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The analysis, Alternate Level of Care in Canada, provides a first look at patients in acute care hospitals across Canada who no longer need acute services, but are waiting to be discharged to a setting more appropriate to their needs.

CIHI's analysis provides an overview of the demographic and clinical profile of ALC patients, as well as their use of resources. Some highlights of the analysis include:

  • The equivalent of almost 5,200 beds was occupied by ALC patients in acute care hospitals.
  • Overall, dementia accounted for almost one-quarter of ALC hospitalizations and more than one third of ALC days in 2007-2008.
  • 83% of ALC patients were admitted to an acute care hospital through the emergency department, compared to 63% of non-ALC adult patients.
  • Most ALC patients were discharged to a long-term care facility (43%), while 27% were discharged home and 12% died during their hospitalization.

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Alternate Level of Care

Alternate Level of Care in Canada  Core

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Pages: 23 File Details: (PDF) 605 KB
Date: Jan 14, 2009 Price A/B: Free
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The analysis, Alternate Level of Care in Canada, provides a first look at patients in acute care hospitals across Canada who no longer need acute services, but are waiting to be discharged to a setting more appropriate to their needs.

CIHI's analysis provides an overview of the demographic and clinical profile of ALC patients, as well as their use of resources. Some highlights of the analysis include:

  • The equivalent of almost 5,200 beds was occupied by ALC patients in acute care hospitals.
  • Overall, dementia accounted for almost one-quarter of ALC hospitalizations and more than one third of ALC days in 2007-2008.
  • 83% of ALC patients were admitted to an acute care hospital through the emergency department, compared to 63% of non-ALC adult patients.
  • Most ALC patients were discharged to a long-term care facility (43%), while 27% were discharged home and 12% died during their hospitalization.

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