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ED visits, Repeat ED visits, and hospital admissions related to falls among seniors in Ontario – Update

Project ID: 2020-049/ 2021 0950 056 001
Type of Response: Research report
Knowledge User: Rehabilitative Care Alliance
ICES Scientists: Ruth HallLesley Plumptre
Summary: In May 2020, the Ontario Ventilator Equipment Pool initiated a Long-term In Home Ventilator Engagement Program (L.I.V.E.) as a multi-component intervention to facilitate patients relying on home mechanical ventilation. The research team is interested in determining at the impact of L.I.V.E. program on healthcare use and associated costs during covid-19 pandemic (from May 2020) compared to those not enrolled in the program. The analysis will also elucidate the difference in the rates of healthcare utilization and associated costs in this population for the pandemic year (March 14, 2020 to March 14, 2021) compared to the previous year (March 13, 2019 to March 13, 2020). The results from the study will be shared with relevant, key stakeholders to inform funding allocation and service delivery decision-making including HMV care delivery optimization.
Status: Completed