Report – From Residential Care to Hospital: An Emerging Pattern

Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie today released From Residential Care to Hospital: An Emerging Pattern. The report compares hospitalization rates for residents of contracted long term care facilities (both not-for-profits and private companies) with residents of publicly operated care facilities.

“After careful review of multi-year data, a consistent pattern emerges that shows a demonstrably greater use of the emergency department and hospital beds by residents from contracted long term care facilities versus residents from publicly run facilities and a stunning 54% greater likelihood that you will die in the hospital if you live in a contracted care facility versus a publicly operated facility,” stated Mackenzie.

 

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