AMA submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Caring for Older Australians

11 Aug 2010

The Productivity Commission is conducting an inquiry into Caring for Older Australians.

The AMA submission to the inquiry is based on existing AMA policy and general themes discussed at a consultation convened by the AMA between the Productivity Commission and AMA member geriatricians, old age psychiatrists, general practitioners, and rehabilitation and palliative care specialists on 2 July 2010.

The AMA submission provides recommendations on how to improve access to health care, and in particular medical care, for older Australians in the domains of:

  • Community care;
  • Residential aged care;
  • Sub-acute/Rehabilitation Care;
  • End of Life Care;
  • Older Indigenous Australians;
  • Funding; and
  • eHealth.