National University Health System, Singapore
Title: Fast track referral process to a community hospital to reduce the length of stay in acute hospital
Biography: Tracy Teo Wee Chin
The aim of this project is to evaluate effectiveness of referral process in reducing the length of stay in hospital. This is a retrospective study utilising the convenience sampling method to analyse the impact on length of stay in hospital. This is obtained through our patients' database from November 2014 till August 2015. In this study, we are comparing the patients' length of stay between the fast track pathway cases versus non fast track pathway cases. The inclusion criterias for the pathway: i. Hip Fracture Fast -Track, patients: a) who are clinically stable b) on partial weight-bearing / full weight-bearing status c) with good rehabilitation potential d) with viable care plan post discharge e) agreeable community hospital placement during pre-operative counselling ii. Stroke Fast - Track, patients: a) who are clinically stable b) with viable care plan post discharge c) who are able to obey 1-2 step command and able to ambulate premorbid (regardless of type of walking aids) d) with fair static and dynamic sitting balance e) able to perform standing with assistance. The review of these data proven to be beneficial to the patients in reducing the length of stay, thus we will be able to upscale these fast track process to other disciplines in the hospital.