interRAI Network of Canada (Researchers)

Andrew Costa, PhD Candidate

Andrew Costa is a PhD Candidate at the School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, as well as a seconded Strategy, Quality and Performance Management Consultant to the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Community Care Access Centre.

Andrew's research relates to the evaluation and improvement of health services and policy for older adults, with particular focus on risk assessment, use of decision support systems, and patient flow. His substantive focus has been older adults in emergency departments and alternate level of care (ALC) patients in acute and complex hospitals. His dissertation includes a pan-Canadian prospective study of older adults in emergency departments. He is a member of interRAI Network of Excellence in Acute Care (iNEAC) where he serves on the steering committee and leads the Emergency Department Working Group.

Andrew holds a CIHR Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarship and was awarded a CIHR-IHSPR Rising Star Award as well as a CIHR-IA Age + Prize for his research on alternate level of care (ALC).

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