Avoidable hospitalisation for people living with dementia: identifying patterns and barriers
The factors leading to potentially avoidable hospitalisation for people living with dementia are currently unknown, which means that interventions cannot be appropriately developed and implemented. Barriers can include geographic, financial, cultural and health service system barriers.
This study aims to examine avoidable hospitalisation (ED presentations and admissions) for people living with dementia throughout Victoria to identify patterns of avoidable hospitalisation and barriers to accessing primary care, using pre-existing datasets. The results will inform service delivery and the development of evidence-based interventions to improve care for people living with dementia.
As of April 2019, ethics has been approved, and data linkage is currently being approved by the Centre for Victorian Data Linkage (CVDL). Statistical analysis will commence in the following months.