Walter Wodchis: The PRISMA model - approaches to supporting older people to maintain autonomy

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Walter Wodchis, Associate Professor at the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto, explains how the PRISMA model works.

Walter Wodchis: the PRISMA model - approaches to supporting older people to maintain autonomy

Started in Quebec in 1999, PRISMA aims to implement an integrated service delivery network to improve the health, empowerment, and satisfaction of frail older people in the community. It also aims to modify their use of health and social services while reducing the burden for their caregivers.

In the PRISMA model, patients enter the system through a single point of entry that assesses, co-ordinates, monitors and evaluates multidisciplinary services being delivered by practitioners, public service providers and volunteer organisations.

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