Reducing the paperwork for residential aged-care facility waiting lists

Aine G Greene, Bernadette Kenny and David C Currow
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2008.tb01900.x
Published online: 7 July 2008

To the Editor: Although there are data on the population needs for residential aged-care facilities (RACFs)1 and models of engagement by general practitioners once someone is resident in a facility,2-4 there are ongoing administrative barriers for people trying to secure a place in an RACF. The aim of requesting data before admission is to provide continuity and quality of care, but the burden of paperwork currently falling on family members and GPs is of concern.

  • Aine G Greene1
  • Bernadette Kenny1
  • David C Currow2

  • 1 Repatriation General Hospital, Adelaide, SA.
  • 2 Department of Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA.



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