Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Scopus Web of Science® Altmetric
Type: Journal article
Title: An early investigation of individual budget expenditures in the era of consumer-directed care
Author: Bulamu, N.B.
Kaambwa, B.
Gill, L.
Cameron, I.D.
Ratcliffe, J.
Citation: Australasian Journal on Ageing, 2020; 39(1):e145-e152
Publisher: Wiley Online Library
Issue Date: 2020
ISSN: 1440-6381
Statement of
Norma B. Bulamu, Billingsley Kaambwa, Liz Gill, Ian D. Cameron, Julie Ratcliffe
Abstract: OBJECTIVES:To identify the key categories of consumer expenditures following the introduction of consumer-directed care (CDC) in the Australian community aged care sector. METHODS:Income and expenditure data were extracted from monthly budget statements and categorised. Expenditures by category were examined by home care package level, length of time receiving CDC and socio-demographic characteristics. RESULTS:A total of 150 older people in receipt of CDC in South Australia and New South Wales were approached, of whom 95 (63%) consented to participate. Hours of formal care support received was a key driver of expenditure. On average, approximately 53% of total expenditure was allocated to care services, 20% to administration and 17% to case management. CONCLUSIONS:This study was undertaken during the initial stages of the transition to CDC. Further research should investigate the longer-term budgetary impacts of the transition to CDC for consumers and the sector.
Keywords: Consumer‐directed care; expenditure; home care; older people
Description: First published: 09 August 2019
Rights: © 2019 AJA Inc.
DOI: 10.1111/ajag.12715
Grant ID:
Appears in Collections:Aurora harvest 8
Public Health publications

Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.