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released: 18 Mar 2015 author: AIHW media release

This bulletin examines people’s use of aged care services in the 8 years before death, using the cohort of 116,481 people who died in 2010–11 aged at least 65. Overall, 80% of these people had used aged care in the 8 years before death, and three-fifths were aged care clients when they died. Just under half of the cohort began using aged care more than 4 years before their death.

ISSN 1833-1238; ISBN 978-1-74249-694-8; Cat. no. CSI 21; 42pp.; $10

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Symbols
    • Summary
      • People who died in 2010-11 aged at least 65
      • Timing of program use
      • Patterns of program use
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • Data source and scope
      • Age and sex profile
    • 2 First use of aged care
      • Timing of first care
      • First program used
      • Differences in timing
    • 3 Last use of aged care
      • Timing differences by age
      • Program differences
    • 4 Combinations of care
      • Use of community and residential care
      • Use of transition care with other care
      • Care pathways
    • 5 Length of care
  • End matter
    • Appendix: Tables
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2015. Use of aged care services before death. Data linkage series no. 19. Cat. no. CSI 21. Canberra: AIHW.

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