Project status: In progress

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No comprehensive system currently exists to assess quality of care within Australian residential aged care facilities. An ongoing research collaboration between QUT School of Nursing and Blue Care has attempted to address this gap through the development and national trial of the Clinical Care Indicators (CCI) Tool. The CCI Tool assesses quality of care through clinical outcomes and appears to have excellent potential for use in routine quality monitoring. However, we need a long-term study to test its consistency.

This study seeks to establish the CCI Tool as a viable instrument and to develop preliminary standards against which facilities might compare results. Establishing the CCI Tool's psychometric properties will foster confidence in its use.  Developing quality benchmarks will ensure that it has practical applications within the quality improvement cycle. This will enable it to be taken up on a wide scale, thus facilitating assessment and improvement to quality of care provided within residential aged care facilities.


Queensland Nursing Council

Research team
QUT External collaborators

Stacey Hassall, Senior Policy and Process Facilitator, Business Improvement Team, Blue Care

Organisational unit
Lead unit Faculty of Health Other units
Research areas


Maria O'Reilly PhD Candidate


Publications and output