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


Low, LF and Laver, K and Lawler, K and Swaffer, K and Bahar-Fuchs, A and Bennett, S and Blair, A and Burton, J and Callisaya, M and Cations, M and O'Connor, CMC and Gresham, M and Lewin, G and Messent, P and Poulos, CJ and Wesson, J and Scott, TL and Rees, G, We need a model of health and aged care services that adequately supports Australians with dementia, Medical Journal of Australia, 214, (2) pp. 1-4. ISSN 0025-729X (2021) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.5694/mja2.50911


The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19) pandemic has led to reflections around reforming Australia’s health care system.1 In view of future reforms, this article is intended to provoke policy and clinical discussion regarding what an effective, efficient model of service delivery meeting the needs of people with dementia and their families may look like. The opinion presented here belongs to the members of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) National Institute for Dementia Research Special Interest Group in Rehabilitation and Dementia.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:dementia, public health, rehabilitation
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Neurosciences
Research Field:Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Health inequalities
UTAS Author:Lawler, K (Dr Katherine Lawler)
UTAS Author:Callisaya, M (Dr Michele Callisaya)
ID Code:142738
Year Published:2021
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2021-02-09
Last Modified:2021-02-10

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