SAFTE Care (Sub Acute Fast Track Elderly) Program Evaluation
The SAFTE Evaluation was completed in early 2007. It examined the relationship between the usage of emergency department services and the availability of community-based services, particularly for older people, across four pilot sites.
The SAFTE evaluation was focused on the outcomes for clients and the value for money aspect of a particular demand management strategy that was part of the larger NSW Health system-level reform agenda called the Clinical Services Redesign Program. CHSD was the independent evaluator of both programs.
Download the final SAFTE report
Westera A, Stevermuer T, Samsa P, Quinsey K, Owen A, Marosszeky N and Eagar K (2007) The NSW SAFTE Care Program – evaluation of a pilot program to prevent unnecessary hospital attendances by older people. Centre for Health Service Development, University of Wollongong.