2019, English, Book, Illustrated, Government publication edition: How Australian residential aged care staffing levels compare with international and national benchmarks [electronic resource] / Centre for Health Service Development, Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong. University of Wollongong. Centre for Health Service Development

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How Australian residential aged care staffing levels compare with international and national benchmarks / Centre for Health Service Development, Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong
 
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Physical Description
  • 1 electronic text ([6], 38 p. : ill.) : PDF file.
Published
  • [Adelaide, S. Aust.] : Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, 2019.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • How Australian residential aged care staffing levels compare with international and national benchmarks /​ Centre for Health Service Development, Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong.
Author
  • University of Wollongong. Centre for Health Service Development
Other Authors
  • Eagar, Kathy.
  • Westera, Anita.
  • Snoek, Milena.
  • Kobel, Conrad.
  • Loggie, Carol.
  • Gordon, Rob.
  • Australia. Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
Published
  • [Adelaide, S. Aust.] : Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, 2019.
Medium
  • [electronic resource]
Content Types
  • still image
Carrier Types
  • online resource
Physical Description
  • 1 electronic text ([6], 38 p. : ill.) : PDF file.
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Summary
  • This report compares Australian and international staffing requirements for residential aged care services, to help inform the work of the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. The Royal Commission has heard evidence that the current staffing levels and skill mix within aged care is insufficient to support quality outcomes for residents. This report provides further information by analysing data from the Resource Utilisation and Classification Study (RUCS) of Australia, which collected data on operational and staffing costs associated with 140 homes and service utilisation data from around 1,600 care staff across 30 care homes. It finds that, as compared to the rating system in use in the United States, more than half of all Australian aged care residents are in homes that unacceptable levels of staffing, and only 1.3% are in homes that are rated best practice '5 stars'. If Australia was to raise the standard such that all residents receive at least a 3 star level of staffing, then an overall increase of 20% in total care staffing across Australia would be required. An alternative measure is in use in British Columbia, Canada, that includes allied health staffing levels. Again, only 2% of Australian residents are in homes that meet those recommendations. The German system is also discussed.
Contents
  • Key findings
  • 1 Introduction
  • 1.1 The changing policy context
  • 1.2 Australian residential aged care profile
  • 1.2.1 Funding
  • 1.2.2 Staffing
  • 1.3 Relationship between staffing levels and quality
  • 1.3.1 International evidence
  • 1.3.2 Australian evidence
  • 1.4 The role of casemix
  • 1.5 Recent developments
  • 2 Methods
  • 2.1 Search strategies
  • 2.2 Data sources
  • 3 International Review
  • 3.1 Review findings
  • 3.1.1 International frameworks
  • 3.1.2 Australian frameworks
  • 3.1.3 Exclusions from further analysis
  • 4 Modelling international and national frameworks
  • 4.1 United States of America
  • 4.1.1 Modelling Approach
  • 4.1.2 Results
  • 4.2 Canada - British Columbia
  • 4.2.1 Modelling Approach
  • 4.2.2 Results
  • 4.3 Germany
  • 4.3.1 Modelling Approach
  • 4.3.2 Results
  • 4.4 Australia
  • 4.4.1 Victoria
  • 4.4.2 Queensland
  • 5 Discussion and conclusion
  • 6 References.
Notes
  • On cover page: October 2019 ; on title page: September 2019.
  • "A research study commissioned by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety"
  • "This paper has been prepared by the University of Wollongong ..."--P. [4]
  • "The Centre for Health Service Development, part of the Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI) at the University of Wollongong, was commissioned by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety (the Commission) to undertake this [study]"--P. 3.
  • "Kathy Eagar, Anita Westera, Milena Snoek, Conrad Kobel, Carol Loggie, Rob Gordon."--P. [4]
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 36-38)
Technical Details
  • Mode of access: via the internet.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9781920838850 (online)
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