Determining best practice for safe discharge of the older emergency patient.


Existing collaborations with clinical leads from Australia and the United Kingdom (UK) will ensure that this work is integrated with national and international efforts in this area.

The SEED Project has effective partnerships with:

  • Professor Matthew Cooke, the National Clinical Director for Urgent and Emergency Care at the Department of Health (UK) and leads the Clinical Systems Improvement group at Warwick University. This group teach and research systems thinking to improve quality and safety of care.
  • Professor Len Gray, Director of the Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Queensland, who leads international development of the InterRAI Acute Care system of assessment and decision making for models of care service delivery for older patients.

In addition, a multidisciplinary steering group with international advisors will be constituted to facilitate integration of findings into practice. This will include members of the research team and Alfred Health representatives. This will ensure the feasibility of the project and enable implementation of findings.