Investigators: Elizabeth Comino (CI), Mark Harris, Elizabeth Harris, Julie McDonald, Tish Bruce, Amanda Jones, Debra Donnelly, Judie Page The objectives are:
  1. To establish a 45 and Up Primary and Community Health Cohort by linking the 45 and Up Study to administrative datasets held by local, state and commonwealth data collections
  2. To examine the influence of participant and system factors on integration of health services and its impact on health outcomes and health service use over time
  3. To determine the health outcomes and service needs of older residents
  4. To identify the factors associated with ‘healthy’ ageing and older residents’ trajectory towards higher care need
  5. To identify the care pathways for a cohort of older people
  6. To identify predictors of health service use and develop interventions to address them
  7. To monitor the impact of integration programs on health service use and patterns of hospitalisation
  8. To evaluate interventions and policies to improve health outcomes of older residents
  9. To enhance the effective implementation of successful strategies based on study findings by working with health service staff, management and policy makers.