Summary of relevance
- •Issue: Quality of care is an ongoing issue in Australian residential aged care homes, with repeated reviews highlighting that workforce is a key aspect of neglect and poor resident outcomes.
- •What is already known: International residential aged care and Australian hospital evidence demonstrates more nurse staffing hours leads to lower rates of adverse events, but evidence specific to Australian aged care is lacking.
- •What this paper adds: Resident access to more registered nursing hours at night and on weekends decreased the chance of pressure injuries/skin tears or falls. Size of homes often determine nursing hours available.
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