Predictors of adverse outcomes and factors associated with a risk-stratification based community virtual ward model for older persons with complex health and social care needs

Clare Lewis
IntroductionPopulation ageing is occurring rapidly worldwide, particularly in more developed
countries. As a result, a greater proportion of frail older adults are expected to be livingin the community but at increased risk of emergency department (ED) presentation andhospital admission. While risk-stratification is useful in allocating limited resources, fewinstruments or models are available to support healthcare professionals to manage thecomplex health and social care needs of these patients. The recent introduction of aCommunity Virtual Ward (CVW) for...
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