SNHN News – May ’16

SNHN News – May ’16

Sydney North Health Network and the Improvement Foundation collaborate to develop a national set of dementia indicators

Work has begun between Sydney North Health Network and the Improvement Foundation to develop a comprehensive set of quality improvement disease indicators for dementia.

In Australia, three in ten people over the age of 85 and almost one in ten people over 65 have dementia. In Northern Sydney, there is projected growth of 23% in the population of people aged 75 years and older between 2011 and 2021, indicating a substantial increase in the number of people with dementia in the region over the next 6 years. As a result dementia is a priority area for SNHN.

Through the Improvement Foundation’s Australian Primary Care Collaboration (APCC), an Expert Reference Panel will be convened to provide subject matter expertise for the development of a national set of dementia indicators. With the Improvement Foundation’s experience in developing national disease indicators, the new dementia indicators will be a valuable resource for PHNs and health services across Australia.”

To read the latest news from the Improvement Foundation CLICK HERE.

Dementia resource: Alzheimer’s Australia

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  1. Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes.
  2. Improve coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

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