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Transitional Care in a Federated Landscape

  • Frances Rapport
  • Jeffrey Braithwaite
  • Rebecca Mitchell
  • Johanna Westbrook
  • Kate Churruca
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Abstract

Rapport and colleagues highlight the challenges involved in enabling viable transitional care services in a federated landscape, where different care providers are responsible for different aspects of patient care and where care organisations may need to work together to ensure smooth patient throughput, especially when patients are transitioning through different parts of the healthcare system. The chapter draws on examples from the Australian healthcare system when considering what a federated landscape of healthcare provision might mean. The authors describe challenges surrounding working in complex healthcare systems and the implementation of research into practice to ensure long-term results that can lead to appropriate healthcare reforms, clear clinical guidelines and resilient services.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frances Rapport
    • 1
  • Jeffrey Braithwaite
    • 1
  • Rebecca Mitchell
    • 1
  • Johanna Westbrook
    • 1
  • Kate Churruca
    • 1
  1. 1.Macquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia

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