The RCA is developing and testing a simplified approach to standardized capacity planning for rehabilitative care. The approach will help LHINs implement the RCA’s Capacity Planning Framework to help them plan for future rehabilitative care needs in their regions. 

The approach will be developed using hip fracture as a test population to ensure tools and processes are applicable and easy-to use. The RCA has adopted a health system structural assessment (HSSA) model that uses best practices guidelines and current evidence to determine future need. 

To guide its work, the RCA has convened a panel of hip fracture subject matter experts and is currently recruiting a patient/family panel. The two panels will work together to develop a needs assessment to determine the rehabilitative care services required for hip fracture patients. This information will be combined with population projections to develop LHIN-specific planning recommendations. Learnings from the process will also be shared with the LHINs to help them apply the simplified approach across other populations. 

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