New release from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: Residential Aged Care Quality Indicators – July to September 2020
Quality indicators measure aspects of service provision that contribute to the quality of care given by residential aged care services. Since 1 July 2019, the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program requires residential aged care services to collect and report on 3 quality indicators:
- Pressure injuries
- Use of physical restraint
- Unplanned weight loss.
Information on these indicators was submitted by 2,579 residential aged care services in the fourth quarter of collection (1 July–30 September 2020), 95% of those who received Australian Government subsidies for delivering care, services and accommodation. This was a one percentage point increase over the proportion of services that had reported in the previous quarter.
- Residential Aged Care Quality Indicators—July to September 2020. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. December 2020