Table 1

Similarities and differences between the NUHS RHS Integrated Interventions and Care Extension (NICE) programme and NUHS Transitional Care Programme (NUHS TCP)

NICE programmeNUHS TCP
  • Enrolled patients with three or more inpatient admissions within a year

  • Enrolled patients who required high acuity post-discharge care and/or were home-bound with mobility issues

  • Patients were enrolled in programme for up to 1 year post-discharge from hospital

  • Patients were enrolled in programme for up to 3 months post-discharge from hospital

  • Programme could enrol patients who needed specialised care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • Programme could enrol patients who needed specialised care for burns, stroke and heart failure

  • Programme conducted follow-up home visits and phone calls to monitor and manage patients’ post-discharge

  • Programme referred patients to community-based care and services (for example, home nursing, home hospice, outpatient clinic, social workers and corporate volunteers)

  • NUHS, National University Health System.