Does competition in aged care lead to better outcomes?

Melbourne Institute Virtual Colloquium

Associate Professor Jongsay Yong and Dr Ou Yang

After years of aged care being run by private for-profit companies, the residential aged care sector in Australia has not achieved better outcomes in terms of quality of care or prices. Why didn't competition work in aged care?  Using data never before available, this talk summarises our research investigating to what extent greater market competition in residential aged care is associated with higher quality of care and better price. The talk will also compare the performance of for-profit vs not-for-profit and public-owned aged care facilities.

This regularly held colloquium will showcase our projects and researchers. This is a forum that encourages discussion on how research insights should inform policy and practice. More information on the series is available here.