This update has been provided by Mid North Coast Local Health District.
The Mid North Coast Admission Discharge Notification (ADN) pilot is completing the evaluation phase of the project. If you haven’t already, share your feedback today.
To date, around 102,000 ADNs have been successfully delivered to general practitioners.
The benefits of receiving these notifications are being reported in a number of ways. Through the ADN pilot evaluation feedback, Aboriginal Medical Services (AMS) have said they are now able:
- Recall high risk patients for health management and safe transition of care
- This primary care recall has reduced the re-presentation in hospital
- Make appointment immediately for patients if necessary
- Monitor Discharge Summary received
1. High-risk patients identified through hospital ADNs
In January this year, Werin Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre received 123 notifications.
Staff were able to identify 13 high-risk patients that were recalled back to the practice. Management of these patients through primary care has been successful, with only two recalled patients re-presenting in hospital.
2. Monitoring of a patient’s journey through hospital and practice
Another identified benefit has been through the monitoring of a patient’s journey through hospital and practice.
The story below indicates the number of presentations of a single patient.
By transitioning care, it has been evidenced that the patient did not represent for February and March of 2021.
Dr Ryan Partridge has shared this story of the patient’s journey below:
Please click here to provide us with more feedback about the ADN pilot.
The pilot evaluation will be closing soon. Share your thoughts about ADNs today to help make the case for their continuation or provide feedback otherwise.
Please contact the Mid North Coast LHD if you have any questions.