We are pleased to share that MacOrtho’s Dr. Anthony Adili has been recently featured in The Globe and Mail speaking about the new “bundle care” model for discharging patients.
The approach, called “bundled care,” because hospital and home-care dollars are combined and tied to individual patients, started four years ago in Hamilton partly because of the unique collection of services run by one organization. The hospital is part of the St. Joseph’s Health Care System, which happens to include a home-care agency, making collaboration easier. It began as a three-year pilot that has now been renewed and targets three groups – those undergoing lung-cancer surgery, hip and knee replacements and those with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or congestive heart failure.
“Now I have no qualms about discharging a patient,” Dr. Adili said. “The raft has a tether and patients know they can pull it any time.”
He says improvements are still needed, such as more training for home-care staff, but he never wants to return to the old system in which he had no idea of the level of care his patients would get in the community and where live interaction with home-care staff was almost non-existent.
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