Regional strategy for prevention of permanent visual disability caused by chronic eye diseases through capacity building in specialist care, the coordination of eye care horizontally across various care providers and vertically between authorities at local, regional and national level. A new eye care model is developed that integrates clinical criteria into policy; patient segmentation on the basis of risk for visual disability; streamlining of decision processes and standardization of care; task differentiation (extended nursing roles) and staff training. This regional approach relies on a financial innovation that defines an upper limit on annual growth in health care budget which is enforced regardless of national economic condition.
Lead organisation name:
Tays Eye Centre
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Last update: 17/06/2016
At regional level: Increased hospital productivity and reduction in waiting time monitored continuously. Recognition at national level: The Tays model has served as the starting point for national actions: the chief ophthalmologists of all public hospitals in Finland have agreed to use the same prioritization criteria (based on preventing visual disability) as practiced at Tays Eye Centre. The criteria have been presented in a report to the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland for national implementation. The report expands the Tays model to national scale and transfers it to all healthcare and social care calling for central government steering to be strengthened by regional strategic healthcare and social welfare units that define adequate and equal healthcare and social welfare services and promote cost-effective practices.
|Title||Planned Deadline||Current Status||Category||Attachments|
|Right Services to Right Patients at Right Time in Right Place||01/01/2016||Achieved||Products: Policy programmes/strategies/action plans||Tays_Year 2015, tayswellbeingblindness.pdf, P5SE Eye Health Care Model|
|Development of co-morbidity model for multi-eye disease care||30/06/2018||Achieved||Products: Recomendations/ guidelines/ regulations/ standards/ agreements|
|Upscaling of prioritisation principles to national level with transferability to all healthcare and social welfare services||14/06/2018||Achieved||Products: Policy programmes/strategies/action plans||Reports of Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 2016:5 (fin), Cost-effective and efficient steering of social affairs and health care; Reports of Ministry of Social Affairs and Health (en)|
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