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Want to improve care in nursing homes? Mandate minimum staffing levels

Created  7th November 2018

The Royal Commission into aged care has begun its 18-month investigation into the quality and safety of Australia’s residential aged-care system.

Topping the list of priorities is to uncover substandard care, mistreatment and abuse, and to identify the system failures and actions that should be taken in response.

But we don’t need a royal commission to tell us the number-one thing that can improve care in nursing homes: implementing minimum staffing levels.

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Julie Henderson and Eileen Willis, 2018, The Conversation (

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