Excellent Care for All

Change in Action - Emergency, Ambulatory and Acute Care

Getting the right level of care in the place at the right time is an important tenet of health care transformation. It is essentially for emergency and acute care to be there for those most in need of it. So, it is important to reduce the burdens and impediments facing the more intensive levels of care and ensuring patients are receiving treatment in the most appropriate setting. Transferring more services to the community will alleviate pressures on emergency rooms, like Alternative Level of Care patients, who are taking up a hospital bed, when they could be better cared for at home or in the community. Making the best use of emergency and acute care services is better for patients and makes better use of health care resources.

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