Menzies Weekly Seminar - Can Community-based Case Management Reduce Hospital Attendance For Frequent Attenders?


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Presenter:  Dr Paul Lawton

Date: Feb 18, 2020

Time: 11:00am to 11:30am

Contact person:  Menzies Communications Unit
T: (08) 8946 8658
E: communications@menzies.edu.au

Location:  Auditorium | John Mathews Building (Bldg 58), Royal Darwin Hospital Campus (view map) (also available on WebEx)

Menzies Weekly Seminar

Presenter
Dr Paul Lawton

Title
Can Community-based Case Management Reduce Hospital Attendance For Frequent Attenders?

When
Tuesday, 18 February, 11.00am–11.30am

Where
Auditorium | John Mathews Building (Bldg 58), Royal Darwin Hospital Campus (view map)
(also available on WebEx)

Abstract:
In Katherine, a small cohort of frequent attenders (FAs) represent 11% of the Emergency Department (ED) case load. The vast majority of FAs are Aboriginal and have very high burdens of social inequity and homelessness. FAs are a challenge to efficient and effective use of resources for most hospitals, and investment in programs to address underlying social and chronic health issues contributing to frequent attendance have been promoted around the world. These are the interim findings of a prospective cohort study using five sources of linked health and related data to evaluate a community-based case management pilot in a culturally competent framework to support frequent attenders to the Katherine Hospital ED.

Biography:
Dr Paul Lawton is a kidney specialist who has been working as a clinician across the Northern Territory since 1999, including four years as Director of NT Renal Services read more on our website.

  • The Menzies seminars are free of charge and open to the general public
  • The presentations will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions.
  • Information about the roster for presentations can be obtained from the communications team on 8946 8658 or communications@menzies.edu.au
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WebEx meeting details
Meeting link: Click here
Meeting number: 575 491 035 Meeting password: qKGnSHnp