interRAI systems are among the world’s most popular and scientifically robust systems for assessment of older and vulnerable individuals. Activities in Australia are supported by the interRAI Australia Coordinating Centre based at the University of Queensland. interRAI Australia offers advice and support to individuals or groups who are interested in applying systems in day to day service delivery or in research. If you are interested in learning about interRAI systems, please review our website and the interRAI international website. If you have specific enquiries, please contact us through the Contact page of this website.
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interRAI in Australia
interRAI is relatively new in Australia. However, Australian researchers are making a major contribution to research and development of interRAI systems world-wide. Within interRAI, the team at the University of Queensland is responsible for development of interRAI hospital systems. These systems were launched internationally in 2017. They include the interRAI Emergency Department Screener, the Emergency Department Contact Assessment, the interRAI Acute Care (for adult inpatients), the interRAI Acute Care for Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment and the interRAI Post-Acute Care and Rehabilitation systems.
interRAI Australia has made minor adjustments to some systems to ensure that they meet relevant Australian standards, and are configured to meet local circumstances. To date, adjustments have been made to the Home Care, Long Term Care, Community Health Assessment, Checkup and the various hospital systems. Similar adjustments can be made to other instruments if required.