What care do frail seniors currently receive in Canada?
Data access has been approved for the BC component of a research project to examine the care of frail seniors across a spectrum of care settings in five Canadian provinces.
Dr Arminée Kazanjian, at UBC’s School of Population and Public Health, is leading the data analysis in BC, which will encompass the care of frail seniors in their own homes, in nursing homes, in emergency and intensive care and in hospice care.
The project is funded by the Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network (TVN) and Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE).
“Due to functional decline, frail seniors experience increased needs for assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, psychological and social support, home care, and long-term care,” says Dr Kazanjian. “Despite the development of a range of resources and services in Canada to meet these needs, problems with the continuity of care still compromise service accessibility and efficiency.”
By describing and quantifying the health care outcomes, services, and resource utilization of frail seniors across Canada, this study aims to inform policy and decision makers to ensure that services meet patients’ needs, without duplication and as efficiently as possible.
PopData will link BC Ministry of Health and BC Vital Statistics data for the BC component of the project.