The ‘Neighborhood hospital’ addresses the need of recovering safely of medical interventions before going home. This is especially important for elder people who need time to recover, though often without complex care.
Research shows that if people stay at a hospital for a week or longer, the probability of them dying within six months increases by 30%. Still, elderly people who need some medical care after a fall, often end up in the hospital without needing the level of hospital care. However, they have no other place to go, often due to cut backs in retirement and nursing homes.
What’s the problem
Since the reform of long-term care in 2015, the Academic Medical Center (AMC) has noticed a 20% increase of frail elderly in their Emergency Room. They are taken into the hospital, because there are no facilities elsewhere for them to receive lower complex care. This often leads to more complications for the patient, such as confusion, functional decline and muscle loss.
What is the goal of this project
Neighborhood hospital (Buurtziekenhuis) is meant to close the gap between hospital and home. The project is set up as a pilot in the Amsterdam District of Zuidoost (Southeast). It aims to facilitate lower complex care that is not suitable for home treatment by providing a more therapeutic environment – close to people’s homes and social networks. This leads to a more personalized approach, more activation and better use of the available specialized care.
What is ahti’s role
To help Neighborhood hospital get a better insight of the patient-flow, ahti visualized the Emergency Room data of the AMC. Thanks to this data analysis, Neighborhood hospital has a better understanding of the influx of future patients, so that they can prepare accordingly and efficiently.
Name: Neighborhood hospital (Buurtziekenhuis)
Partner: Buurtziekenhuis, AMC
Funded by: AMC
For more information: Martijn Kriens, Business Development Manager