Analysis of Accelerated Integrated Primary and Community Care Data

Project number: 
Approval date: 
Monday, June 22, 2015
Principal Investigator: 
Centre for Health Services and Policy Research (CHSPR)
Funding Agency: 
Not Available
Datasets requested: 
PharmaCare (BC Ministry of Health)
consolidation - census geocodes
Deaths (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
Consolidation - demographic (Ministry of Health)
Home and Community Care - External
ACG Case Mix Group (Johns Hopkins University)
Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
Consolidation registry (Ministry of Health)
Research objective: 

Overall objective: Produce quantitative empirical analyses of the effects to date of the aIPCC initiatives on health care service use.

Research Question 1: How has healthcare utilization changed as a result of the programs?
Hypothesis: Healthcare utilization rates decrease after the introduction of the aIPCC initiatives.

Research Question 2: For which types of healthcare services has it changed?
Hypothesis: Emergency department visits, hospitalization rates (all cause, non-elective through ED, ACSC, 30-day readmissions, total days in acute, total days in ALC), admission to long-term care and total cost per patient decrease after the introduction of the aIPCC initiatives.

Research Question 3: Has aIPCC achieved reduced emergency department visits, hospitalization and length of stay?
Hypothesis: Emergency department visits, hospitalizations and length of stay decrease after the introduction of aIPCC initiatives.

Research Question 4: How do associated health care expenditures compare between program participants and the control group?
Hypothesis: After the introduction of the aIPCC initiatives, associated health care expenditures are less for program participants compared to the control group.

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