This paper is firmly directed at application of the principles: The ten principles of good interdisciplinary team practice.
We have published an evaluation of the implementation of the tool:
Here are the chapters:
- Objective 1. To identify those patients most likely to benefit from intermediate care and those who would be best placed to receive care elsewhere
- Chapter 1. Which patients are most or least likely to benefit from intermediate care?
- Chapter 2. What factors are associated with increased hospital admissions for patients using intermediate care services?
- Chapter 3. Factors predicting admission to institutional care among intermediate care service users
- Chapter 4. What factors are associated with increased risk of mortality for intermediate care patients?
- Objective 2. To examine the effectiveness of different models of intermediate care
- Chapter 5. What team-level factors are associated with the greatest benefits for patients in terms of health status?
- Chapter 6. What is the cost-effectiveness of different models of care?
- Objective 3. To explore the differences between intermediate care service configurations and how they have changed over time
- Chapter 7. How have intermediate care services changed over time?
- Chapter 8. How have referral patterns changed over time and what is the relationship with patient outcomes?
- Objective 4. Service toolkit
- Chapter 9. Development of a service toolkit to guide providers and commissioners of services
Notably, the NHS Benchmarking Network, National Audit of Intermediate Care (NAIC) (currently in its 5th year) has been using some of the recommendations from Objective 4 (especially the Therapy Outcome Measures), and automated data collection methods, which were pioneered as a result of continuation of this work.