The Health Care Homes patient identification and risk stratification tool is currently being developed, based on the QAdmissions tool and the Hospital Admission Risk Programme (HARP).
QAdmissions is a validated clinical risk prediction tool which can be used to assess a person’s risk of emergency hospital admission over one to two years. The tool was developed in the United Kingdom and requires some modification for the Australian population. The
QAdmissions risk calculator is available here.
HARP is used to determine the overall risk of a person presenting to hospital in the next 12 months. The tool assesses presenting clinical symptoms, service access profile, self-management and psycho-social issues and classifies people into one of four categories (low, medium, high and urgent). More information on the
HARP calculator is available here.
Although the Health Care Homes patient identification and risk stratification tool is not yet available, some general practices and ACCHS may already have data systems through which they can identify the likely patient cohort, based on the tier characteristics, QAdmissions and HARP. This is explained in the patient eligibility factsheet on the Health Care Homes page.