ESR 4: Evaluating new triage protocols for senior citizens who seek unplanned care
16 April 2020
Early Stage Resarcher 4 - Farah Islam - KU Leuven, Leuven
Evaluating new triage protocols for senior citizens who seek unplanned care
Project update: Within the scope of the broader TRANS-SENIOR programme, to investigate when and where care transitions are unnecessary and avoidable, the current research seeks to better understand and attain effective and efficient telephone triage transfers in older populations seeking unplanned care. The diagram below presents a full overview of our planned objectives. Currently the work on the review of the literature (objective 1) is about to be completed.
Project leader: Prof. Dr. Koen Milisen, Prof. Dr. Marc Sabbe Department of Public Health and Primary Care, KU Leuven, Belgium
Objective of the project: 1) To evaluate the appropriateness of referrals in senior citizens (75 and over) seeking unplanned care and to 2) evaluate triage protocols for these referrals.
Evidence on characteristics of senior citizens seeking unplanned care
Evidence on potentially avoidable care transitions (prevalence, decision making) after seeking unplanned care
Evidence on the appropriateness of new triage protocols for senior citizens seeking unplanned care
Improved and validated generic triage protocols, with a discussion of potential system and country specific context factors for decision making.