system allows to qualify and quantify the workload of dependent clients living
information is used by decision makers at all levels :
a care unit to monitor the quality of care on the unit and to manage
personnel according to the needs of the clients.
nursing and general management
the institution to monitor quality of care in their institution, allocate
resources to the various care units according to the workload of their
clients, and control the admissions to the different units to attain, for
example, the objectives of balancing supply and demand for care or
homogenizing their clients.
a system, such as Quebec system, where the admissions in all the
institutions are coordinated at the regional level, by
the coordinating body,
to decide where to admit a given future client.
a system, such as Quebec system, where the budget is allocated to
institutions according to the workload associated to their clients, by the
equitably distribute amongst all the institutions, the global regional
budget put at their disposal by the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs.
Ministry or Regional Boards,
plan and program their network of nursing homes and extended care
facilities according to the needs of the population.