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Objective measures needed for better quality regulation, RC advised

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The aged care royal commissioners should invite a range of health care specialists to suggest low cost and easily implementable objective quality measures for residential care, the inquiry has been told.

Dr Richard Cumpston, director of Australian Projections, and Dr Kasia Bail, an assistant professor at the University of Canberra, analysed the last 10 years of non-compliance notices, last 16 years of sanctions and a sample of 300 Consumer Experience Reports since June 2017.

The analysis forms the basis of their submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety and highlights inconsistencies in quality regulation, a lack of reliable comparable data and areas for improvement.

Dr Cumpston said better quality controls need to come from better quality measures.

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Source:
Natasha Egan, 2019, Australian Ageing Agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/about/)

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