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About the Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Collaborative

The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, in partnership with the Canadian Frailty Network (previously Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network, TVN), led a 12-month quality improvement collaborative aimed at supporting elder-friendly models of care and practices.

A total of 18 improvement teams across Canada and internationally were accepted into the collaborative and received funding, coaching, educational materials and tools to support the adaptation of Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital’s Acute Care for Elders (ACE) Strategy elder-friendly components to their local context. The initiative supported the teams to become experts in healthcare practices benefitting older patients in the communities where they reside, improving patients’ experience of care, coordination of care and system outcomes (e.g., reduced hospital use, patient complications, etc.).

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Timing: March 2016 to March 2017

View a full listing of participating improvement teams and the expert faculty who supported the collaborative.