Delivering a Healthy WA
Aged and community care

Models of care

What is a model of care?

A "model of care" broadly defines the way health services are delivered. It outlines best practice care and services for a person or population group as they progress through the stages of a condition, injury or event. It aims to ensure people get the right care, at the right time, by the right team and in the right place.

The model describes:

  • types of activities to be delivered to patients by a provider, health professional, or care team
  • types of services to be provided by an organisation
  • the appropriate stage for an activity or service to be delivered
  • the location or context that the activity or service will be provided in
  • the health care team and community partners that will provide the service
  • the policy framework for the model of care

Models of care

Service delivery models of care for the older person


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