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What are the aims of the research?

This study involves several stages and aims to fill a gap in knowledge about the impacts and take-up of the CDC model of aged care service provision in Australia. We are building a robust evidence base on the awareness of, attitudes to, and the barriers to be overcome in bringing into effect the implementation of this new care model. This research will inform policy development at the national, state and local scales, and assist care providers in developing appropriate frameworks for service delivery.

What are we doing?


This research is innovative in capturing a potentially longitudinal data set at the point of inception of a major policy change. Specifically the research is considering the:

  • attitudes of aged care providers (complete);

  • views of potential aged care services consumers (complete);

  • experiences of those who transitioned from the previous supply driven model to CDC; and

  • experiences of consumers who, as new receivers of aged care, have only known the CDC model.

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