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released: 21 Oct 2009 author: AIHW media release

Analysis of care pathways provides information that is useful to both policy planners and service providers alike. The Pathways in Aged Care (PIAC) cohort study linked aged care assessment data for a cohort of 105,100 people to data sets showing use of five main aged care programs and deaths over four years. Of particular interest in terms of care pathways is the smaller new-pathways cohort of 77,400 people who had not previously used aged care services that required and aged care assessment for access. This report presents the first findings from analysis of the new pathways cohort, investigating common care pathways, time to entry to permanent residential aged care and time to death after the first assessment for use of aged care services.

ISSN 1446-9820; ISBN 978 1 74024 965 2; Cat. no. AUS 116; 24pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Summary
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • The PIAC project
  • Aged care assessments
  • Common care pathways
  • Time from assessment to program use
  • Use of care programs over time
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • Symbols used in tables
  • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2009. Pathways through aged care services: a first look. AIHW bulletin no. 73. Cat. no. AUS 116. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 23 July 2016 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442468293>.

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