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released: 1 Sep 2011 author: AIHW media release

Eligibility for key aged care programs is assessed by Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACATs). These teams also make recommendations on the preferred long-term setting for receiving care; that is, in the person's home or in a residential care facility. Analysis shows that there was considerable variation in care pathways within recommendation group. Rates of transition into permanent residential care varied with the use of community care and residential respite care. One-quarter of ACAT clients-including some recommended to live in residential care-did not use aged care services in the 2 years after their first assessment.

ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN 978-1-74249-183-7; Cat. no. AUS 137; 28pp.; Internet only


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  • Summary
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Cohort data
  • Results
  • Tables
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • References
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Recommended citation

AIHW 2011. Pathways in aged care: do people follow recommendations?. AIHW bulletin no. 88. Cat. no. AUS 137. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 28 July 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737419871>.

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