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New AIHW release: Residential Aged Care Quality Indicators – July to September 2020

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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.

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