Summary of recommendations: Scoping review of causes and contributors to deaths of people with disability in Australia

The scoping review was 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. It considered the death reviews of 901 people with disability across the states of Vic, QLD and NSW. Details of the scoping review methodology and findings are available in the full report: Salomon, C & Trollor, J (2019). Findings: Scoping review of causes and contributors to deaths of people with disability in Australia (2013-2019).

This report presents a series of recommendations based on findings from the scoping review. It includes:

  • Methodological recommendations related to how deaths of people with disability are tracked and analysed
  • Practice improvement recommendations to address specific types of deaths as well as overarching areas of problematic practice that contributed to the deaths of people with disability
  • Links to resources that may prove useful when implementing a practice improvement agenda

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