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15 Dec 2021

Residential Aged Care Quality Indicators Annual Report 2020–21

Quality indicators measure aspects of service provision that contribute to the quality of care given by residential aged care services. Since July 2019, Australian Government-subsidised residential aged care providers have been required, under the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program (QI Program) to collect and report on three quality indicators:
  • Pressure injuries
  • Use of physical restraint
  • Unplanned weight loss.
The Annual Report uses recompiled quality indicator data for the four quarters of 2020–21, including source data that were not complete when compilations were first made to meet quarterly reporting timetables (in published quarterly reports on GEN). It provides descriptive material about the quality indicators, insights into data completeness and data quality, an outline for future QI Program developments, and presentation of alternative weight loss indicators. 

The latest Annual Report can be viewed here, or by navigating to the Quality in aged care page under the 'Topics' menu on the GEN website.