interRAI Network of Acute Care (iNAC)
As part of its effort to promote and encourage development of specific instrument groups, interRAI has established "Networks of Excellence" in special areas, including acute hospital care and mental health.
The interRAI Network of Acute Care (for older persons) concentrates attention on instrument development and research in and around hospital care. The work encompasses the ED screener, the interRAI Acute Care (AC), the interRAI Post-Acute Care (PAC) and assessment in the community after discharge from hospitals. Harmonization of these instruments, and the clinical processes that they support, is leading to the development of a comprehensive "Mini-Suite" of assessment tools — fully compatible with the wider interRAI suite — for hospital care of older persons.
The Network is led by Professor Len Gray. The Network has met regularly since May 2011 — in person and through teleconference. It comprises some 30 academic clinicians and scientists from 14 nations.
Members of the iNAC committee
Ariño Blasco, Sergio
Sorbye, Liv Wergeland
van Marum, Robert