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Case Studies


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Case Studies

SPARRA is used to support local teams in primary & community care settings who provide coordinated, anticipatory care for patients with complex needs and long term conditions.

As the range of customers requesting SPARRA data has increased throughout Scotland it has become apparent that different localities are using the information in a variety of ways. In order to track these applications ISD is documenting current uses in SPARRA throughout the country and new uses as they emerge.

Providing details on local use allows best practice to be shared,facilitating cross fertilisation of ideas as well as informing the work of ISD in the future refinement of SPARRA and in the development of other risk prediction models.

Case Finding & Anticipatory Care Planning

Developing anticipatory care plans in a primary and community care setting
Nurse-led service to support people in their own homes by providing a case management approach to patient care
Case management to support older people in their own homes
Nurse-led service to support people in their own homes by providing a case management approach to patient care
Provision of nursing care in the home & community setting for those under 18 years of age
Community based anticipatory care

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