Evaluation of the Health Care Homes program

The Australian Government Department of Health has engaged a consortium lead by Health Policy Analysis (HPA) to conduct an evaluation of the Health Care Homes (HCH) program.

The evaluation, which will be conducted over two years, is designed to examine:

  • How the stage one rollout affects the quality of care and the experience of care for patients with chronic and complex conditions.
  • The experience for practices of HCH, including changes to the scope of practice, quality improvement system development, models of care, service delivery and business models.
  • The use of health services by patients, particularly potentially preventable hospitalisations.
  • The cost of care for the government, providers and patients.

Overall, the evaluation will assess the suitability of the HCH program for different practices operating in a range of contexts, and will inform decisions on future rollout.

For more information on HCH, see:

http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/health-care-homes-professional

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