Co-ordinated care in South Devon and Torbay

We have been working with South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to find out more about their innovative primary care-based approaches to care. The CCG uses proactive case management and community virtual wards to identify people at risk of an unnecessary hospital admission in the next 12 months.

Co-ordinated care in South Devon and Torbay

During the film, the team make reference to a 25 per cent reduction in emergency admissions for the top 0.5 per cent of at-risk patients. The data quoted includes patients who were not case-managed on the virtual wards. As a result the reduction cannot be directly attributed to the virtual wards intervention.

This case study is part of a research project undertaken by The King’s Fund and funded by Aetna and the Aetna Foundation in the United States to compare five successful UK-based models of care co-ordination.

See more of our work on co-ordinated care

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