Prevalence Study 2018

Playing a part in pioneering research 

The National Advance Care Directive Prevalence Study involves an audit of the health records of people aged 65 years and over to determine the prevalence, characteristics and accessibility of Advance Care Directives and other advance care planning documentation in Australian health and residential aged care services.

The study also aims to evaluate the consistency between medically-driven care plans and preferences for care specified by the person in their advance care planning documentation.

This project will appeal to organisations that want to contribute to groundbreaking research and have an interest in improving the quality of their advance care planning recording and documentation.

Applications for the 2018 National Advance Care Directive Prevalence Study are now closed. We will be notifying all applicants on the outcome of their application in August 2018.

For any questions or queries, please contact us.

2017 Prevalence Study Report

  • Articles & Publications

    Prevalence of advance care planning documentation in Australian health and residential aged care services 2017

    Advance Care Planning Australia

    In 2017, The Prevalence of Advance Care Planning Documentation in Australian Health and Residential Aged Care Services project was launched and a national study took place. In 2018, a comprehensive final report was submitted to the Commonwealth Department of Health and accepted. This report is a summary of the final report and outlines the key findings.