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We need a model of health and aged care services that adequately supports Australians with dementia

Jo‐Anne Rayner, Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh and Joseph E Ibrahim
Med J Aust 2021; 215 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.51228
Published online: 20 September 2021

To the Editor: Low and colleagues1 highlight the long‐standing issue that the provision of residential aged care in Australia remains grossly inadequate. This is particularly egregious given that these deficits and remedial actions have been known for decades from numerous inquiries commissioned by successive federal governments and reiterated by the Royal Commission.

  • Jo‐Anne Rayner1
  • Deirdre Fetherstonhaugh1
  • Joseph E Ibrahim2,3

  • 1 La Trobe University, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Melbourne, VIC
  • 3 Monash University, Melbourne, VIC


Correspondence: j.rayner@latrobe.edu.au

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