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Disability and rehabilitation - World Health Organization

The World Health Organization provides useful frameworks:

  • Disability and rehabilitation 60
  • Classification of functioning. 59

Rehabilitation model of care and principles - NSW

From 2013 to 2019 NSW Health and the Agency for Clinical innovation undertook a process to describe a rehabilitation model of care and associated principles. Key documents include:

  • Rehabilitation Redesign Project 39
  • Rehabilitation Implementation Toolkit 32
  • Principles to Support Rehabilitation Care. 40

Paediatric rehabilitation model of care - NSW

From 2016 to 2019 work was done to describe how child and family centred rehabilitation is meant to work in NSW. The key documents are:

  • Paediatric Rehabilitation: Model of Care Diagnostic Project 28
  • NSW Paediatric Rehabilitation Model of Care. 50

Brain injury rehabilitation model of care - NSW

From 2016 to 2020 the Agency for Clinical Innovation, in particular the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Directorate undertook a process to describe the brain injury rehabilitation model of care. A key document is:

  • Diagnostic Report, Model of Care NSW Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program.36

Brain injury rehabilitation - International standards and evidence

Organisations in the United Kingdom, Canada, Scotland, United States and New Zealand have undertaken extensive literature and other evidence reviews and established standards, including:

  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 4
  • INCOG (International team of researchers and clinicians) 19
  • Institut National d’Excellence en Santé et en Services Sociaux (INESSS-ONF) 20
  • New Zealand Guidelines Group (NZGG) 27
  • Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF) 57
  • Royal College of Physicians (RCP) 51
  • Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN).53

Brain injury rehabilitation specific issues – NSW

From 2010 to 2020 the Agency for Clinical Innovation, in particular the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Directorate, have undertaken work to better understand specific issues as they relate to brain injury rehabilitation, including:

  • Challenging behaviours project 30, 31
  • Case management 34
  • Consumer engagement 33
  • Rural and remote 29
  • Transitional living 37
  • Outcomes 17
  • Community rehabilitation team.18, 55

Family centred care

There is an extensive literature on family centred care. A key documents is:

  • Policy statement on family centred care.23

Economic impact of brain injury

There are studies reviewing the economic impact of brain injury.1

NSW Health policy

NSW Health has a policies that directly relate to brain injury rehabilitation including:

  • Principles for Transition of Young People from Paediatric to Adult Health Care 41
  • Interstate transfer guidelines 47
  • Guide to the Role delineation of Clinical Services 46
  • Rehabilitation services 5, 6, 7
  • Adult trauma management of closed head injury 42, 49
  • Infants and children: acute management of head injury.48

Australian professional and standard setting bodies

Australian professional and standard setting bodies have done work that has let to relevant standards for use in brain injury rehabilitation, including:

  • Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care 8, 9, 10
  • Australian Council on Healthcare Standards 11
  • Australian Institute of Sport and Australian Medical Association 12
  • Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine 5, 6, 7
  • National Health and Medical Research Council.24, 25
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