CHOPs Key Principles

The CHOPs program is underpinned by seven Key Principles of care to improve the experiences and outcomes of confused older people in hospital:

These Key Principles are intended to be implemented by multidisciplinary teams of clinicians and administrators in NSW hospitals, providing clinical and non-clinical care to the older person with confusion.

Successful implementation of the Key Principles requires engagement, ongoing commitment and ownership by the clinical team, the leadership of a project manager, and the support of senior hospital level executives.

Click on a principle above to read more about:

  • how to apply it in practice
  • the evidence behind the principle
  • quality measures and expected outcomes
  • resources and useful links.