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Transition Care: what is it and what are its outcomes?

Ian D Cameron and Owen Davies
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (3): 197-198.
Published online: 6 August 2007

To the Editor: The Transition Care Program (TCP) is a joint federal and state government program that provides short-term (8–12 weeks) support and therapy to improve functioning for older people who are hospitalised (either in public or private hospitals) and would otherwise require admission to a residential aged care facility.1 Participants are provided with a care package that assists with activities of daily living, and provides limited allied health, nursing and medical input, with the aim of improving functional status, if possible.

  • Ian D Cameron1
  • Owen Davies2

  • 1 Rehabilitation Medicine, Rehabilitation Studies Unit, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Aged Care and Rehabilitation, Repatriation General Hospital, Adelaide, SA.

Correspondence: ianc@mail.usyd.edu.au

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