Higher standards of health mean more people are living longer - the proportion of those living beyond 60 years has increased, and this proportion is predicted to increase over the next 20 years. A body of evidence is mounting to show that older people are suffering unnecessarily because of widespread underassessment and inappropriate over - or under - treatment of their problems.
The goals of this project are to:
Benefits include more involvement of residents and families in decision-making about their care, reduced crises and avoidable admissions to hospital, and reduced use of over-burdensome treatments.
Web site: http://www.rcs.utas.edu.au
Professor Timothy Skinner
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Authorised by the Dean of Graduate Research
6 August, 2011