Network tracks inpatient referral/admission trends

The Network is tracking referral and admission patterns for inpatient rehab to assess the impact of COVID-19, bundled care and hospital integration on access to rehabilitation. Network members are using the data analysis to inform their planning. The Network’s analysis of rehab referral and admission data across hospitals from 2017/18 to 2020/21 reveals the following: […]

Network analyzes impact of IMS transfers on rehab

The Network has completed an analysis of patient transfers ordered by the GTA COVID-19 Incident Management System (IMS) table to determine the impact of the transfers on the Network’s rehab/CCC members. During the pandemic, rehab/CCC hospitals are accepting patient transfers as directed in order to maintain acute care capacity for COVID-19 patients. To determine the […]

Resource for OHTs advocates for specialized rehab

As Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) take on responsibility for delivery of care, the Network is advocating for specialized rehabilitative care for certain rehabilitation populations to ensure good patient outcomes and efficient care. As part of this work, the Network is developing a simple resource to help OHTs identify patients who require specialized rehabilitation and refer […]

Network hosts webinar on virtual rehab

On November 30th, Toronto Rehab/University Health Network gave a presentation on its newly developed resource – The Toronto Rehab Telerehabilitation Toolkit for Outpatient Rehabilitation Programs. Over 200 registered for the webinar from Ontario and other provinces as well (Alberta and Quebec). The presentation was well received with many thoughtful questions and positive comments sent in […]

Population-specific rehab guides support OHTs

The Network’s new population-specific rehab guides are designed to assist Ontario Health Teams (OHTs) in planning and providing rehabilitative care for frail seniors, patients with congestive heart failure and patients with COPD. The brief guides provide evidence-based information on how rehab can help to achieve positive patient outcomes for individuals in primary care, hospital or […]

Report looks at transitional care models in GTA

The Network recently completed an environmental scan of short-term transitional care models (STTCMs) in the GTA. The report provides an overview of how rehabilitative care is integrated within these emerging models in order to help providers better understand the role of STTCMs within rehabilitative care. STTCMs were established to provide temporary care and accommodation outside […]

Hip fracture report shows improvements across GTA

The Network’s analysis of 2019/20 hip fracture data shows participating acute care and rehab hospitals are steadily improving on key indicators of best practice rehabilitative care. The trends are highlighted in the Network’s 2019/20 hip fracture report. The reports, which are issued quarterly with a final year-end summary, allow participating members to measure their performance […]

Data analysis provides insights on COVID-19 rehab

A Network analysis of regional data on rehab/CCC patients with COVID-19 is providing insights to support ongoing planning during the pandemic. Fifteen rehab/CCC members are submitting data on COVID-19 rehab/CCC discharges and the Network has recently completed analysis on the period from March to July 2020. During that period, members reported 319 discharges of patients […]

Network continues advocacy for specialized rehab

The Network is continuing its work to define and advocate for the role of specialized rehabilitation in the new Ontario Health Team (OHT) structure. For certain rehab populations, specialized rehabilitative care (delivered by an inter-professional team with specific expertise) is necessary to ensure good patient outcomes and efficient care. These specialized rehabilitation programs are best […]

Network analyzes 19/20 outpatient rehab referrals

The Network continues to track outpatient rehab referrals, allowing Network members to compare their performance against best practice recommendations and other organizations. This reporting also allows the Network to monitor access to outpatient rehab for patients with primary hip and knee replacements, stroke and hip fracture. Highlights of the 2019/20 year-end report include the following: […]