PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

Publications

Hutchinson, C., Ratcliffe, J., Cleland, J., Walker, R., Milte, R., McBain, C., Corlis, M., Cornell, V. & Khadka, J. (2021). The integration of mixed methods data to develop the Quality of Life – Aged Care Consumers (QOL-ACC) measure, BMC Geriatrics (accepted 02/11/21). 

 

Hutchinson, C., Ratcliffe, J., Crocker, M., Kumaran, S., Milte, R. & Khadka, J. (2021). “Knowledge is everything?” How well do the general population understand the aged care system and how does this affect their attitudes towards quality of care and future funding? Ageing and Society (Early View, 20 October 2021), doi: doi:10.1017/S0144686X21001549

Ratcliffe J, Khadka J, Kumaran S, Kaambwa B What price quality in aged care? Findings from a national survey of more than 6500 income taxpayers, Julie Ratcliffe, Jyoti Khadka, Sheela Kumaran and Billingsley Kaambwa, Medical Journal of Australia 2021; 215 (7).


Cleland C, Hutchinson C, Khadka J, Milte R, Ratcliffe J. What defines quality of care for older people in aged care? A comprehensive literature review, Geriatrics and Gerontology International. 2021 Sep;21(9):765-778.


Chen G, Ratcliffe J, Milte R, Khadka J, Kaambwa B, Quality of care experience in aged care: An Australia-Wide discrete choice experiment to elicit preference weights, Social Science & Medicine, 2021; 289: 114440

 

Khadka, J., Ratcliffe, J., Chen, G., Kumaran, S., Milte, R., Hutchinson, C., Savvas, S. & Batchelor, F. (2020). A new measure of quality of care in aged care: psychometric assessment, and validation of the Quality of Care Experience (QCE) questionnaire. A research study commissioned by the Royal Commission into Age Care Quality and Safety (Research Paper 20). Adelaide: Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University. https://agedcare.royalcommission.gov.au/publications/research-paper-20-quality-care-experience-and-community-expectations 

 

Ratcliffe, J., Chen G., Khadka, J., Kumaran, S., Hutchinson, C., Milte, R., Savvas, S. & Batchelor, F. (2020). Australia’s aged care system: how quality compares to community standards. A research study commissioned by the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety. Adelaide: Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University.

Cleland, J., Hutchinson, C., McBain, C., Walker, R., Milte, R., Khadka, J. & Ratcliffe, J. (2020). Developing dimensions for a preference-based quality of life instrument for older people receiving aged care services in the community, Quality of Life Research, 1-11. doi: 10.1007/s11136-020-02649-5 

 

Ratcliffe, J., Kaambwa, B., Hutchinson, C. & Lancsar, E. (2020). Determining importance hierarchies for attributes of quality of life: an empirical investigation of ranking and best worst scaling generated preferences in younger and older adults, The Patient: Patient-Centered Outcome Research, Published 13 January 2020, doi: 10.1007/s40271-019-00406-6.

Ratcliffe, J., Cameron, I., Lancsar, E., Walker, R., Milte, R., Hutchinson, C., Swaffer, K. & Parker, S. (2019). Developing a new quality of life instrument with older people for economic evaluations in aged care: study protocol, BMJ Open, 9,e028647, doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028647

https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/9/5/e028647.abstract

Cleland, J., Hutchinson, C., Milte, R., Khadka, J. & Ratcliffe, J. (2019). A review of the development and application of preference-based instruments with the older population, Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, first published online 13 September 2019, doi: 10.1007/s40258-019-00512-4.

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40258-019-00512-4

Ratcliffe J, Lancsar E, Flint T, Kaambwa B, Walker R, Lewin G, Luszcz M & Cameron I. (2017). Does one size fit all? Assessing the preferences of older and younger people for attributes of quality of life. Quality of Life Research, 2, 299-309.

 

Milte CM, Walker R, Luszcz MA, Lancsar E, Kaambwa B, Ratcliffe J. (2014). How important is health status in defining quality of life for older people? An exploratory study of the views of older South Australians. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy. 12(1), 73-84.

Presentations

Hutchinson, C., Ratcliffe, J. Crocker, M., Kumaran, S., Milte, R. & Khadka, J. (2021). The Australian public and the aged care system: attitudes towards care quality and future funding, Australian Association of Gerontology [online], 10-12 November.

Khadka J, Ratcliffe J, Hutchinson C, Cleland J, Mulhern B, Lancsar E, Milte R. Assessing the construct and known group validity of the Quality of Life- Aged Care Consumer (QOL-ACC): a new preference-based quality of life measure for aged care. 42nd Australian Health Economics Society Conference 20-22 Sept 2021.

Ratcliffe J & Khadka J. The measurement of HRQoL in older people, and the development of a new instrument for quality assessment and economic evaluation in ageing and aged care. The EuroQoL Topical Meeting- Descriptive System Event, 30 Aug 2021. (Invited presentation).

Ratcliffe J (2021). Measuring social relationships and social connections in aged care. Uniting NSW and ACT Social Isolation and Loneliness Symposium, Aug 2021.

 

Ratcliffe J (2021). What constitutes a good quality of life in aged care? Developing a new Quality of Life instrument with Older Australians. Register for Older Senior Australians (ROSA) Consumer and Community Committee, May 2021.

Ratcliffe J (2021). Assessing the preferences of the general public for quality and future funding of aged care. Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) Economic Council, March 2021.

Ratcliffe J (2021). What price quality aged care? Assessing the views and preferences of the general public for quality and future funding of aged care. University of Glasgow, Maurice Bloch Seminar Series, Feb 2021.

Ratcliffe J (2020). Assessing views and preferences for quality aged care: findings from a nationwide survey of over 10,000 Australians. Aged and Community Services Australia, Dec 2020.

Cleland J, Hutchinson C, McBain C, Walker R, Ratcliffe J. (2020). Co-developing new preference-based quality of life instruments with older Australians. Oral presentation to the Australian Association of Gerontology Virtual Conference Nov 2020 (to replace top submitted presentation please on website).

Milte R, Kumaran S, Khadka J, Hutchinson C, Ratcliffe J. (2020). Community expectations for quality aged care: finding from a general public survey. Oral presentation to the Australian Association of Gerontology Virtual Conference Nov 2020.

Hutchinson, C., Ratcliffe, J., Cleland, J., Walker, R., McBain, C., Corlis, M., Cornell, V. & Khadka, J. (2021). ‘Traffic light approach’: supporting older people and service provider participation in the development of the QOL-ACC, Australian Association of Gerontology Conference, Gold Coast, QLD, 10-12 November (submitted).

Cleland, J., Hutchinson, C., McBain, C., Walker, R. & Ratcliffe, J. (2020). Co-developing new preference-based quality of life instruments with older Australians, Australia Association of Gerontology Conference (online), 17-20 November.

Ratcliffe J (2020). An empirical investigation of conventional ranking versus best worst scaling generated preferences for attributes of quality of life: one and the same or differentiable?  International Academy of Health Preference Research, Nov 2020.

 

Ratcliffe J (2020). Quality of aged care service delivery: an inextricable link for the Australian health system. Australian Healthcare Funding Summit, Nov 2020

 

Ratcliffe J (2020). Does one size fit all? Assessing the preferences of younger and older people for attributes of quality of life. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Virtual Health Economics Mixer, Oct 2020.

Ratcliffe, J. & Hutchinson, C. (2020). What constitutes a good quality of life in aged care? Developing a new quality of life instrument with older Australians. Ten Days of Congress: achieving an amazing ageing experience – it takes community, commitment and collaboration, LASA (Leading Age Services Australia), 12-23 October 2020 (online).

 

Ratcliffe J (2020). Obtaining and using evidence on the preferences of older people to improve consumer choice and service delivery. National Ageing Research Institute, Melbourne, April 2020.

 

Ratcliffe J (2020). Instruments for measuring and valuing quality of life in older people. National Ageing Research Institute, Melbourne, April 2020.

 

Ratcliffe J (2020). What constitutes a good quality of life for older Australians accessing aged care services? Research Australia Health Economics Roundtable Virtual Conference April 2020.

Hutchinson, C & Ratcliffe, J (2020). What constitutes a good quality of life in aged care? Developing a new quality of life instrument from the ground up with older Australians (Invited Plenary), LASA Tri-State Conference, Albury, NSW, 25 February 2020.

Ratcliffe J (2019). What constitutes a good quality of life in aged care? Caring Futures Institute Public Lecture series, Flinders University, Adelaide, Sept 2019.

 

Cleland, J., Hutchinson, C., Milte, R., Khadka, J. & Ratcliffe, J. (2019). A review of the development and application of preference-based instruments with the older population, South Australian Gerontology Conference, Adelaide, 21 June 2019.

 

Hutchinson, C., Cleland, J., Walker, R., Milte, R, Cameron, I. & Ratcliffe, J. (2019). Developing a new quality of life instrument with older people for economic evaluation: findings from qualitative interviews with older people living in the community, Redefining Health Ageing Together: 2019 Theo Murphy Australian Frontiers of Science, Australian Academy of Science, Adelaide, 8-9 April 2019.

 

Ratcliffe J (2019). Health economics and modern ageing in the 21st century. Committee for Economic development of Australia. Unlocking the potential of Australia’s ageing market, Convention Centre, Adelaide, April 2019.

 

Ratcliffe J, Cameron I, Lancsar E, Walker R, Milte R, Hutchinson CL, Swaffer K, Parker S (2018). A good life: developing a new quality of life instrument with older Australians for economic evaluation in aged care. Oral presentation to the 51st Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Melbourne, Nov 2018.

 

Ratcliffe J (2017). Does one size fit all? Assessing the preferences of older and younger people for attributes of quality of life. School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, November 2017.

 

Ratcliffe J (2017). Measuring and valuing quality of life for frail older people in residential care: unravelling the self-report proxy conundrum. Health Economics Group, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, June 2017.

Cleland, J., Hutchinson, C., McBain, C., Walker, R. & Ratcliffe, J. (2020). Co-developing new preference-based quality of life instruments with older Australians, Australia Association of Gerontology Conference, 17-20 November (online).

 

Ratcliffe, J. & Hutchinson, C. (2020). What constitutes a good quality of life in aged care? Developing a new quality of life instrument with older Australians. Ten Days of Congress: achieving an amazing ageing experience – it takes community, commitment and collaboration, LASA (Leading Age Services Australia), 12-23 October (online).  

Media


Most Aussies willing to pay more for quality aged care | Insight Plus: ​Issue 34 / 13 September 2021, Most Aussies willing to pay more for quality aged care | InSight+ (mja.com.au)

What older adults want to improve their quality of life | Aged Care Insite, Aged Care Insite (Podcast), 29 September 2021, What older adults want to improve their quality of life | Aged Care Insite

New tools for improving the quality of aged care in Australia | Medical Life Sciences NEWS | Reviewed by Danielle Ellis, B.Sc. | 15 September 2021, New tools for improving the quality of aged care in Australia (news-medical.net

Interesting new statistics: taxpayers are willing to pay more for aged care | startsat60 NEWS | Nadia Chapman | 13 September 2021, Interesting new statistics: taxpayers are willing to pay more for aged care - Starts at 60

24 years, 18 inquiries: can we face the truth of aged care? Sydney Morning Herald, https://amp.smh.com.au/politics/federal/24-years-18-inquiries-can-we-face-the-truth-of-aged-care-20210225-p575qs.html 

 

Research shows strong community support for crucial aged care reform, Newcastle Herald, 27 February 2021. https://www.newcastleherald.com.au/story/7143868/community-support-for-crucial-aged-care-reform/

 

So, just how do we solve a problem like our aged care? The Advertiser, 20 February 2021.

 

Radical and costly changes are needed in aged care, but will the government listen? Adelaide Now, 20 February 2021.

 

Aged Care Report shows elderly Australians are unsatisfied with level of care, The Wire (broadcasts to 200 stations in metropolitan, regional, rural and remote communities), 18 February 2021. https://www.thewire.org.au/story/aged-care-report-shows-elderly-australians-are-unsatisfied-with-level-of-care/

Australia’s aged-care crisis: Majority of older people’s care needs go unmet | The New Daily | Isabelle Lane | 17 February 2021, Australia's aged care crisis: Majority of older people's care needs go unmet (thenewdaily.com.au)

 

Alarm over aged care, The Advertiser, 17 February 2021.

 

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Research Paper 20, ABC News, Drive (Melbourne), 16 February 2021.

 

Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety Research Paper 20, Curtin FM (Perth), 16 February 2021

 

Australia’s aged-care crisis: Majority of older people’s care needs go unmet, The New Daily, 17 February 2021. https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/wellbeing/2021/02/17/australia-aged-care-study/

 

Customers critical of some aged care services, Senior UA, 17 February 2021.

 

Customers critical of some aged care services, Mirage News, 17 February 2021.

 

Customers critical of some aged care services, The National Tribune, 17 February 2021

 

Most aged care residents believe their needs are not being met. SBS News (online). https://www.sbs.com.au/news/most-aged-care-residents-believe-their-needs-are-not-being-met-new-survey-finds

 

Just one in five older Australians with home care packages say all their needs are being met, The Advertiser, 17 March 2021.

 

One in four residents’ care needs always met, Australian Ageing Agenda, 16 February 2021. https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/royal-commission/one-in-four-residents-care-needs-always-met-study/

 

Report reveals gap between home care expectations and reality, Community Care Review, 16 February 2021. https://communitycarereview.com.au/2021/02/16/report-reveals-gap-between-home-care-expectations-and-reality/

New way to measure quality of aged care – research, SeniorAU – Senior Australian News and Research, 6 September 2019.           https://www.seniorau.com.au/8918-new-way-to-measure-quality-of-aged-care-research

Measuring quality of life in aged care, Aged Care 101, 30 August 2019.

https://www.agedcare101.com.au/the-donaldson-sisters/measuring-quality-of-life-in-aged-care/

Measuring quality of life in aged care, Hospital and Healthcare, 22 August 2019. https://www.hospitalhealth.com.au/content/aged-allied-health/news/measuring-quality-of-life-in-aged-care-107375499#axzz5xKEKlk4p

Research Progressing on quality of life measure, Australian Ageing Agenda, 21 August 2019. https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/2019/08/21/research-progressing-on-quality-of-life-measure/

New way to measure quality of aged care, The National Tribune, 20 August 2019.

https://www.nationaltribune.com.au/new-way-to-measure-quality-of-aged-care/

New way to measure quality of aged care, Mirage News, 20 August 2019.

https://www.miragenews.com/new-way-to-measure-quality-of-aged-care/

Better health care can ‘make economic sense’, In Daily Adelaide’s independent news, 14 February 2019. https://indaily.com.au/news/sponsored-content/2019/02/14/better-health-care-can-make-economic-sense/

Measuring quality of life in aged care, Community Care Review, 12 February 2019. https://www.australianageingagenda.com.au/2019/02/12/measuring-quality-of-life-in-aged-care/