Quality indicators (QI) measure aspects of service provision that contribute to the quality of care given by residential aged care services (RACS). Since 1 July 2019, participation in the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program (QI Program) has been a requirement for all Australian Government-subsidised RACS. Until 30 June 2021, the QI Program included 3 QIs (pressure injuries, physical restraint, and unplanned weight loss). Since 1 July 2021, the QI Program requires these services to report on 5 QIs:
- Pressure injuries
- Physical restraint
- Unplanned weight loss
- Falls and major injury
- Medication management
This release is the second quarterly publication on the expanded QI Program, reporting residential aged care QI data from October to December 2021.
To view the latest quality indicators data, visit the Residential Aged Care Quality Indicators — October to December 2021
page under the 'Topics' menu on the GEN website.