Health care coordination for persons with developmental disabilities in the community: A demonstration project

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152799
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Presentation
Title:
Health care coordination for persons with developmental disabilities in the community: A demonstration project
Abstract:
Health care coordination for persons with developmental disabilities in the community: A demonstration project
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1992
Conference Date:August 6 - 8, 1992
Author:Tamasi, Kathryn
P.I. Institution Name:Fanshawe College
Title:Professor
The health care coordination project has been funded (Oct. 1991 -

March, 1993) by the Health Innovation Fund, Premier's Council on

Health, Well Being, and Social Justice, to demonstrate the

effectiveness of nurse coordinators in improving the health care

provided for persons (18 years and older) with developmental

disabilities in Oxford and Middlesex counties. As

deinstitutionalization has proceeded, the clients who are being

relocated within communities are increasingly medically fragile in

that they often have several chronic illnesses and may have

additional mental health problems. The health care coordination

model being implemented with this project is one in which nurses

with advanced education, experience, and expertise with persons

with developmental disabilities will serve to: coordinate and

manage health care services of persons with developmental

disabilities in the 2 countries; provide direct nursing care;

facilitate the development of knowledge and skills of community

living and health care professionals in the community as related to

persons with developmental disabilities; and serve as an advocate

for these clients in the community. The innovation project is

being demonstrated with 100 clients: 50 in the intervention group

who receive the enhanced care provided by the nurse coordinators

and 50 in the comparison group who receive the usual, available

health care. In addition, two day-long workshops will be provided

for community living and health care professionals over the

project's duration. It is anticipated that the innovation project

will demonstrate improved access, coordination, and provision of

cost effective health care for clients with developmental

disabilities as compared to those clients receiving the usual

health services. Project outcomes are being measured in 4 areas:

client, family, community living and health care professionals; and

cost of care.

Self care,



Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
6-Aug-1992
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHealth care coordination for persons with developmental disabilities in the community: A demonstration projecten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152799-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Health care coordination for persons with developmental disabilities in the community: A demonstration project</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">1992</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">August 6 - 8, 1992</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Tamasi, Kathryn</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Fanshawe College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Professor</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The health care coordination project has been funded (Oct. 1991 -<br/><br/>March, 1993) by the Health Innovation Fund, Premier's Council on<br/><br/>Health, Well Being, and Social Justice, to demonstrate the<br/><br/>effectiveness of nurse coordinators in improving the health care<br/><br/>provided for persons (18 years and older) with developmental<br/><br/>disabilities in Oxford and Middlesex counties. As<br/><br/>deinstitutionalization has proceeded, the clients who are being<br/><br/>relocated within communities are increasingly medically fragile in<br/><br/>that they often have several chronic illnesses and may have<br/><br/>additional mental health problems. The health care coordination<br/><br/>model being implemented with this project is one in which nurses<br/><br/>with advanced education, experience, and expertise with persons<br/><br/>with developmental disabilities will serve to: coordinate and<br/><br/>manage health care services of persons with developmental<br/><br/>disabilities in the 2 countries; provide direct nursing care;<br/><br/>facilitate the development of knowledge and skills of community<br/><br/>living and health care professionals in the community as related to<br/><br/>persons with developmental disabilities; and serve as an advocate<br/><br/>for these clients in the community. The innovation project is<br/><br/>being demonstrated with 100 clients: 50 in the intervention group<br/><br/>who receive the enhanced care provided by the nurse coordinators<br/><br/>and 50 in the comparison group who receive the usual, available<br/><br/>health care. In addition, two day-long workshops will be provided<br/><br/>for community living and health care professionals over the<br/><br/>project's duration. It is anticipated that the innovation project<br/><br/>will demonstrate improved access, coordination, and provision of<br/><br/>cost effective health care for clients with developmental<br/><br/>disabilities as compared to those clients receiving the usual<br/><br/>health services. Project outcomes are being measured in 4 areas:<br/><br/>client, family, community living and health care professionals; and<br/><br/>cost of care.<br/><br/>Self care,<br/><br/><br/><br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:50:17Z-
dc.date.issued1992-08-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:50:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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