In 2010, the Ontario Senior Friendly Hospital (SFH) Strategy was launched. Its ongoing vision is to improve the quality of hospital care for frail older adults to maintain optimal health and function while in hospital, supporting a safe and durable transition to community living.
A component of the Strategy was to develop senior friendly hospital indicators. A working group brought together 34 matter experts (clinicians, educators, researchers, data support personnel, and administrative leaders) from across the province to select indicators to monitor hospital acquired delirium and functional decline. For each of delirium and functional decline, two indicators were identified - 1 process and 1 outcome indicator. This document describes the implementation and evaluation of the identified indicators.