Integrating Care for Older Persons with Complex Needs


The symposium features academic and practice leaders from Canada and internationally. It reviews the state of the art in integrating care for older persons with multiple, chronic needs; it showcases key design dimensions of high performing integration models nationally and internationally; and it considers transferable lessons for Ontario. 

 Lessons for Ontario

Tuesday December 6, 2011

On Tuesday, December 6th, the Health System Performance Research Network (HSPRN) and the Canadian Research Network for Care in the Community (CRNCC) co-hosted an exciting symposium to showcase and discuss models of integrated care that have been successful in communities and to elicit thought about its context to Ontario. 

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Decision-makers in Ontario and across the industrialized world now face the dual challenges of sustaining already stretched health care systems, while meeting the needs of aging populations with multiple chronic needs. The international evidence suggests that integrating care for older persons with complex needs can enhance well-being and independence while achieving more appropriate and cost-effective care. However, this evidence also emphasizes that there are design fundamentals which increase the likelihood of success. What are these fundamentals? How can they inform health policy strategies in Ontario? 

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Video Recording 
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St. Andrews Club & Conference Centre
16th Floor, 150 King St W @ University
Toronto, ON


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