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dc.contributor.authorMiddleton, Wayne George
dc.contributor.authorWard, Donna
dc.contributor.authorFinnigan, Simon
dc.contributor.authorAdie, John
dc.contributor.authorNorton, Chrissie
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-25T22:41:15Z
dc.date.available2021-02-25T22:41:15Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1568-4156en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.5334/ijic.s1131en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/402606
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: As evidenced in “Perils of Place – Identifying hotspots of health inequality” (Duckett, 2016), Caboolture (Queensland) was highlighted as having a 10 year history of higher than average readmission rates for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). A new Integrated Pathway of Care is being trialled for COPD patients (n=30). Key collaborators include: the Caboolture Hospital Emergency Department and Respiratory Service; GP practices, Queensland Ambulance Service and key community services. The model of care, known as Caring Together 2 Breathe Easy was developed in collaboration with Canterbury Health in New Zealand. This model employs a patient focus to improve QoL by implementing COPD Action Plans and ensuring that the patient, their GP, Ambulance and the Emergency Department utilise this plan, including alternatives for acute care. A “Breathe Easy” team: GPLO, Clinical Nurse; Physiotherapist and Psychologist, work with the participants to implement action and intervention plans. Participants are provided with a pack which includes their COPD action plan, contact plan and educational materials. Aims and Measures: Reduced ED presentations and re-admission rate within 28 days Improved QoL measured by COPD Assessment Tool (CAT) and meeting individual goals Identification of secondary anxiety and depression (K-10) and linkage to supports Improved GOLD Score Increased access and connection to health and community services Developing integrated pathways with health and community services. Targeted Population and Stakeholders: Patients with a diagnosis of COPD and a history of re-presentations and/or re-admissions to the Caboolture Hospital within 28 day within the past two years (N=30) Participants reside in the Caboolture community which has recognised unmet health needs and high levels of socioeconomic disadvantage (Source: The Social Health of Australia: Data by population area, Population Health Information Data Unit 2016) Timeline 2017: Feb: Cohort selected March- April: Recruitment, Assessments May-Jun: Action Plans July-October: Interventions Nov-Dec: Evaluation Highlights: COPD Action Plans developed for all patients; High levels of consumer engagement with Breathe Easy Team and Project; Interventions commenced; Improved engagement and co-operation across secondary hospital, primary care, ambulance and community agencies. Sustainability: The intention is to upscale and embed the “Breathe Easy” pathway trial at an organisational and local community level. Transferability: If successful, the “Breathe Easy” trial outcomes will contribute to models of integrated care that can be applied to a range of patient groups requiring integrated care. Conclusions: Caboolture Hospital “Breathe Easy” project is demonstrating high levels of engagement and support from consumers, health care providers and the community. The multi-level evaluation data will provide evidence and inform viability for up-scaling and consolidation as an alternative health care service model in Caboolture and more broadly in Metro North HHS.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherUbiquity Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleInternational Journal of Integrated Careen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2017-06-14
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2017-06-16
dc.relation.ispartoflocationOregon, USAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofissues1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursingen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Servicesen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117en_US
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technologyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicineen_US
dc.subject.keywordsHealth Care Sciences & Servicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsHealth Policy & Servicesen_US
dc.subject.keywordsCOPDen_US
dc.titleCaring Together 2 Breathe Easy: an integrated care trial to reduce readmission and improve the health care experience for people with COPDen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE3 - Conferences (Extract Paper)en_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationMiddleton, WG; Ward, D; Finnigan, S; Adie, J; Norton, C, Caring Together 2 Breathe Easy: an integrated care trial to reduce readmission and improve the health care experience for people with COPD, International Journal of Integrated Care, 2018, 18 (s1)en_US
dc.date.updated2021-02-25T22:35:42Z
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gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2017. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
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