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

Publication Year:
2011
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Repository URL:
https://researchbank.acu.edu.au/fhs_pub/7610; https://researchbank.acu.edu.au/fhs_pub/2682
PMID:
21672114
DOI:
10.1111/j.1741-6612.2010.00447.x
Author(s):
O'Reilly, Maria T.; Courtney, Mary Denise; Edwards, Helen; Hassall, Stacey
Publisher(s):
Wiley-Blackwell; Council on Ageing
Tags:
Nursing; Medicine; benchmarking; frail older people; outcomeassessment; quality indicator; residential facility.
article description
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.