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Complex ABI Needs

Network gathers data to advocate for resources for complex ABI needs

The Toronto ABI Network is expanding its efforts to track and report on the challenges experienced by people with ABI who have complex needs and are living in the community. The information will be used to identify opportunities to better meet these needs and to advocate to the Ministry of Health for the necessary resources.

The Network has created two reporting forms for use by health professionals: a Community Reporting form and an Inpatient Reporting form.

The Community Reporting form summarizes the needs of clients with complex issues who:

  • Have a diagnosis of ABI, often in combination with other diagnoses (e.g., mental health, addictions) and
  • Have cognitive, physical and/or behavioural needs that can’t be met by or exceed current resources and
  • Require multiple resources of a specialized nature (e.g., justice, housing, etc.)

The Inpatient Reporting Form summarized the need of clients with complex issues who:

  • Have a diagnosis of ABI, often in combination with other diagnoses (e.g., mental health, addictions) and
  • Have medical, behavioural, cognitive or physical impairments which can’t be met by available resources and
  • Have multiple barriers of a specific nature prohibiting transitions (e.g., complex wound, isolation)

To protect patient confidentiality, the data is anonymized, aggregated and submitted to the Ministry of Health only when sufficient cases are gathered.

For help filling out the forms, please consult the community form tip sheet and inpatient form tip sheet.

We are currently gathering data from across the province.

For more information on the initiative, contact the Network at 416-597-3057 or at abi.network@uhn.ca.