Clinical outcomes in residential care: setting benchmarks for quality.
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Australasian journal on ageing, ISSN: 1741-6612, Vol: 30, Issue: 2, Page: 63-9
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- http://researchbank.acu.edu.au/fhs_pub/7610; http://researchbank.acu.edu.au/fhs_pub/2682
- Nursing; Medicine; benchmarking; frail older people; outcomeassessment; quality indicator; residential facility.
Australian residential aged care does not have a system of quality assessment related to clinical outcomes, or comprehensive quality benchmarking. The Residential Care Quality Assessment was developed to fill this gap; and this paper discusses the process by which preliminary benchmarks representing high and low quality were developed for it.