The Rehabilitative Care Alliance (RCA) has just released Transforming Rehabilitative Care in Ontario, a report of the RCA's work over the last two years with recommendations to guide the next mandate. A shorter summary report is also available.
Much has been achieved:
- LHINs and health service providers have begun to implement provincial standards for rehabilitative care programs across Ontario.
- For the first time, rehabilitative care data to support capacity planning has been generated across all LHINs using a consistent, standardized method and format.
- For the first time, comparable, standardized data has been collected across outpatient/ambulatory rehabilitative care programs.
- The first provincial benchmarks for rehabilitative care have been established.
- An analysis of Assess & Restore initiatives has identified components of models of care for frail older adults that produce positive system and patient level outcomes.
- Best practice frameworks for rehabilitative care for patients following hip fracture and total joint replacement have established standards for care across the continuum.
All of this has been achieved through the hard work of hundreds of stakeholders across the province and the support of the 14 LHIN CEOs. Our thanks to all of you.
The RCA's third mandate (2017-2019) has been approved and planning is now well underway. Watch for more information in the months to come.