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RC proposes medical response teams to improve health care

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The aged care system needs a national network of government-funded multi-disciplinary hospital outreach services to support aged care recipients in their care facility or home, this week’s inquiry hears.

This week’s hearing of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is focusing on the interfaces between aged care and all levels of the health care systems.

Senior Counsel Assisting Peter Gray said all aged care recipients deserved access to the primary, acute and specialist health services they needed, however, “the evidence is clear that this is not happening”.

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Source:
Sandy Cheu, 2019, australian ageing agenda (https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au)

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