The project CROSSCARE-OLD “A cross- sectoral approach to high quality health care transitions for older people” is funded (18,7 mill. NOK) by The Research Council of Norway, Programme on Health, Care and Welfare Services Research (HELSEVEL). The project aims at generating new knowledge on cross-sectoral care transitions for older patients from specialized hospital care to municipal health and care services. The project is a consortium between researchers from the research group “Ageing, health and Welfare” at the Faculty of Health Sciences and Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), both at Oslo and Akershus University College, and the Centre for Care Research at NTNU Gjøvik). Professor Astrid Bergland is the project manager.
National health and care reforms during recent years have increased municipalities’ responsibility for developing integrated health and care services in collaboration with hospitals as well as individual users. The primary objective in the project CROSSCARE-OLD is to generate new research-based knowledge on cross-sectoral care transitions for older patients from specialized hospital care to municipal health and care services.
(1) to obtain new and user-based knowledge that can contribute to the development of practical guidelines for high quality of transitional health care for geriatric patients
(2) to investigate associations between variations in hospital length of stay and readmission rates with characteristics of patients, financial and structural resources as well as collaborative cultures
(3) to map emerging challenges pertaining transitions between different municipal units and services
(4) to develop a cross-sectoral 30-days transitional care model for geriatric patients
(5) to strengthen the foundation for knowledge-based education and professional practice; and
(6) to create a long-term interdisciplinary core cluster for research and education on health and care services.
From: September 2016 until February 2021