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World first study reveals increase in premature deaths in Australian nursing homes

The first comprehensive study of deaths in Australian nursing homes has been published today, revealing a more than 400 per cent increase in the incidence of premature and potentially preventable deaths of nursing home residents over the past decade.

Medicine & health
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Many older people in care die prematurely, and not from natural causes

Most readers may be surprised to learn that frail older people living in residential aged care services, often referred to as nursing homes or care facilities, die prematurely. We tend to think the deaths of older people, and especially those in

Medicine & health
Physical restraint use: study

Physical restraint use in nursing homes’ study reveals extent of resulting deaths

A 13-year Monash University study has examined deaths due to the physical restraint of people living in nursing homes, in Australia. The study reveals that while the number of deaths is small, at five, the true figure is likely to be greater because

Law