Why isn't the aged care royal commission discussing 'healthcare'?

Health should be a core role, yet providers are moving away from a medical model: MJA

When the aged care royal commission was announced last year, one key concept failed to rate a mention, writes aged care specialist Professor Joseph Ibrahim of Monash University in Melbourne.

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Neither Prime Minister Scott Morrison nor Minister for Health Greg Hunt made reference to 'healthcare', a notion that was also absent from the inquiry’s terms of reference.

“The uncoupling of healthcare from aged care is a worrying trend as the two are inextricably intertwined,” Professor Ibrahim writes in the Medical Journal of Australia.

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