Policy development and regulation of aged care Academic Article uri icon


  • Data from both medical and legal investigation can provide significant opportunities for legal and regulatory policy development that in some sectors are often ignored or missed. The provision of safe and high-quality care for the vulnerable, frail older people who live in residential aged care services (often termed nursing homes) in Australia continues to come under enormous scrutiny. The year 2017 saw a plethora of inquiries, some concluded and others ongoing, investigating the safety and care provided to residents. These inquiries have ramifications for the collection and use of data in the development of policy and regulation aimed at improving care within the aged care sector.

publication date

  • 2018