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Is Australia over‐reliant on residential aged care to support our older population?

Diane M Gibson
Med J Aust 2021; 215 (1): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51127
Published online: 5 July 2021

To the Editor: In a recent MJA article, Dyer and colleagues1 stated, “Australia provides institutional long term care for almost 20% of the population aged ≥ 80 years, and 6% of those aged ≥ 65 years. This places Australia as the nation with the highest proportion of older people living in institutional care compared with 11 other nations”.

  • Diane M Gibson

  • University of Canberra, Canberra, ACT



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