Lead: Professor Steve Wesselingh
This project contributed to the successful establishment and roll-out of the Registry of Older South Australians (ROSA) across South Australia in 2018. ROSA is a resource that allows evidence-driven decision-making to improve the lives of all Australians accessing aged care services. Like other Australian Clinical Quality Registries, ROSA has been designed to monitor the effectiveness and appropriateness of care over time, to identify variance and advise on best practices.
Additionally, in 2018 the ROSA team undertook a number of projects using the Historical National ROSA dataset, providing evidence on the effect of wait time for home care services on the health of older Australians, the prevalence of dementia in the aged care population and its effect on mortality, and the increasing pervasiveness of pain in this population.
These contributions showcase the unique coverage and ability ROSA has to deliver evidence to guide future planning to meet the needs of older Australians accessing aged care and health care services.