Summary of key findings: Scoping review of causes and contributors to deaths of people with disability in Australia
This report is the first of its kind to provide a national baseline picture of death trends and related factors by drawing on published state and territory level disability death review data. The report details findings from the death reviews of 901 people with disability across the states of Vic, QLD and NSW. Deaths span a time period of 2007-2018. Along with providing insight into mortality rates and causes, the report highlights areas of problematic practice across jurisdictions that potentially contributed to some deaths.
This report summarises key findings from the scoping review.