‘Accountable Care Unit’ at Regina’s Pasqua Hospital proves successful


Canada’s first Accountable Care Unit

This Canadian news article (video) discusses some of the improvements seen on Canada’s first Accountable Care Unit (ACU® care model) with Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds (SIBR® rounds). With the successes seen, even at this early stage, the journalist goes on to highlight that future spread of the ACU care model is highly likely within the Province.

The 1Unit team love the smiles on the faces of the staff, patient and family in this video. We also love the comments from the doctors, nurses and families about the different benefits that they feel are happening.

This video is available at: Global News Canada (originally available May 12, 2016).

Great work from the team at Canada’s first Accountable Care Unit.


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The ACU care model has now been successfully implemented in other Saskatchewan hospitals, with several more in the process of planning implementation.

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ACU care model is a disruptive innovation & radical transformation of care delivery

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Moving toward fully integrated, patient-centered care on inpatient hospital units requires radically transforming current unit and hospital structures and processes. One promising new care model, the Accountable Care Unit (ACU), offers alternative structures and processes. One process, Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds (SIBR) puts patients at the center of care, bringing the interprofessional care team to patients’ bedsides every day.

Results from Canada’s First Accountable Care Unit

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ACU Pediatrics care model


1Unit’s flagship program, the Accountable Care Unit care model, optimized for a pediatric setting. The ACU pediatric care model ensures the patient is the center of the team, includes the family and opens communication between all team members. Decrease length of stay, complications, adverse events, mortality, inappropriate resource utilization. Increase patient and staff satisfaction.

ACU briefing video

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ACU briefing video from Dr Jason Stein to Australian and New Zealand healthcare leaders about the ACU care model. 40-minute video.

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1Unit PAC helps post-acute care facilities to implement PAC ACUs and PAC SIBR rounds to improve clinical & cost outcomes, and patient care & teamwork