Assignment guidelines


  1. In your own words develop a compelling introduction to the work that describes and analyses the issue (older person integrated health care and its importance).
  2. Compare findings against the NSW state average. Analyse and interpret your findings providing sound evidence-based rationale for any differences found.
  3. Locate and select the lowest level data available. Locate the data for the relevant locations and paste into a new Excel spreadsheet. Identify and graphically illustrate:
  4. Numbers and rates of older persons in each region
  5. Numbers and rates of existing avoidable presentation and admission rates in older persons
  6. Numbers and rates of at-risk populations for avoidable presentations/admissions in older persons
  7. Numbers and rates of at-risk conditions for avoidable presentations/admissions in older persons

Develop informative graphs in Excel, check their accuracy and label all elements. Search Google for best practice Excel graph development (for your version of Excel).NB: You must develop your own graphs & tables that clearly and accurately present the data

  • Describe important or key aspects of your graphical and tabled findings, identifying why they are important findings – make sure you inform the board as much as possible – from every angle/perspective.
  • From an analysis of the data and sound relevant evidence, explain the importance of and rationale for the location and range of care services that should be included in the older person’s integrated health service.
  • Describe how the service should be planned giving due consideration to the planning cycle components and relevant literature.
  • Investigate and analyse the likely consequences of doing nothing for the selected region.
You will find the NSW average rates at the end of each Excel spreadsheet for each topic in PHIDU and various other locations when you interrogate other data sets – it will be available so please look carefully.Please ensure every care when copying and pasting data.Please also note that when comparing across sub-regions and against the NSW average, graph only percentages (%) as numbers would not make sense. However, when analysing and writing about current and future health service demand, investigate the numbers affected as this will be the number potentially requiring face to face care.

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