- •Referral prioritization in home care occupational therapy is not standardized.
- •Priorities of elderly and disabled people are different from those of occupational therapists.
- •Home care occupational therapists prioritize people who fall.
- •Elderly and disabled people prioritize people who cannot enter and exit the home.
- •The target clientele should be consulted when establishing prioritization criteria.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:CI (confidence interval), OR (odds ratio)
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Supported by the Quebec Rehabilitation Research Network in partnership with the Office des personnes handicapées du Québec. Also supported by the Fonds de la recherche du Québec- Santé and the Greater Montreal Interdisciplinairy Rehabilitation Research Center. The funding bodies had no role in study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the article for publication.
Disclosures: M.-H. Raymond was employed part-time as a home care occupational therapist, working mainly with elderly people. She is also a supporting member of Ex Aequo, an advocacy group for persons with physical disabilities. The other authors have nothing to disclose.