Getting Australian Health Services right depends on delivering both Aged Care & HealthCare effectively for frail ‘high risk’ older-old people. Reducing inappropriate hospital admissions, shortening length of stay, returning frail people to their homes rather than Residential Care, all depend on accessible, locally based, Community Aged Care assessment support and management systems. For around 30 years a simple, geographically based, Australian system – State Geriatric Medicine Teams with Commonwealth Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACATs) – provided local access for many frail older people and up-to-date information on the complexities of local Aged Care services. This system is being dismantled – but what is replacing it?
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