National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program Manual 1.0

Page last updated: 24 June 2019

From 1 July 2019, the Aged Care Legislation Amendment (Quality Indicator Program) Principles 2019 will take effect and the National Aged Care Quality Indicator Program will be mandatory for all Commonwealth subsidised residential aged care services.

The National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program requires services to collect data on every care recipient each quarter, against the following clinical quality indicators:

  • Pressure injuries
  • Use of physical restraint
  • Unplanned weight loss.

The National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program Manual 1.0

Contents

1. Introduction to the National Aged Care Mandatory Quality Indicator Program

2. The indicators in the QI Program

3. Definitions

4. Timeframes and processes

5. QI 1: Pressure injuries

6. QI 2: Use of physical restraint

7. QI 3: Unplanned weight loss

8. How to submit QI data and access reports

Appendix 1 - Data collection template example

Appendix 2 - More information on QI 1: Pressure injuries

Appendix 3 - Example templates for recording data for QI 1: Pressure injuries

Appendix 4 - More information on QI 2: Use of physical restraint

Appendix 5 - Example templates for recording data for QI 2: Use of physical restraint

Appendix 6 - More information on QI 3: Unplanned weight loss

Appendix 7 - Example templates for recording data for QI 3: Unplanned weight loss