Title, Synopsis and Publications Investigators and Collaborators
Evaluation of the Consumer Directed Care (CDC) initiative in Australia.
Our study evaluates a new aged care policy implemented in Australia since 2013 - Consumer Directed Care (CDC). CDC aims to encourage older people to stay at home longer and be healthier. Despite growing literature on the impact of CDC, existing studies are limited to qualitative studies and randomized control trials where results are sometimes difficult to generalize to a larger population. Existing studies fail to control for individual unobserved heterogeneity (e.g. preferences). We use differences-in-differences (DiD) in a large panel dataset to assess the short and long-term effects of the CDC on health, well-being and health care utilization.

Prof Gita Mishra
Prof Brenda Gannon
Ms Kieu My (Michelle) Tran
Prof Gita Mishra
Dr Nancy Kong
Prof Stephen Birch