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New analysis indicates staffing ratios in aged care also provide economic benefits

Created  9th January 2019

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has released a four-stage implementation plan to meet its recommendations of minimum staffing and providing 4.3 hours of care per resident per day by 2025.

It is estimated the benefits of implementing the recommendations will grow to $9.4 billion by 2036, which means “aged care ratios make economic sense,” the ANMF said.

The new analysis and plan comes from further examination of research the ANMF commissioned from Flinders University’s Australian Industrial Transformation Institute in 2016.

The research investigated the impact of mandated minimum staffing ratios and the benefit to residents accessing aged care services.

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Sandy Cheu, 2018, Australian Ageing Agenda (

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