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New AIHW Release: Residential Aged Care Quality Indicators — January to March 2021

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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 2,585 residential aged care services in the quarter 1 January to 31 March 2021. This represented 95% of all residential aged care services that received Australian Government subsidies for delivering care, services and accommodation (decreasing from 96% in the previous quarter).

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