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Indigenous aged care service use and need for assistance: How well is policy matching need?

Cotter, Philippa; Condon, John R; Anderson, Ian; Smith, Leonard; Barnes, Tony


Aim: To investigate the effectiveness of the Australian Government's aged care planning framework for Indigenous Australians, particularly the use of a lower planning age of 50 years. Methods: We analysed published data and administrative datasets relating to population demographics, aged care assessments, admissions and usage, need for assistance and expenditure, comparing the Indigenous 50-69 and 70+ age groups with the non-Indigenous 70+ age group. Results: Indigenous people aged 50-69 years...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Australasian Journal on Ageing
DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2011.00532.x


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