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Can big data improve the lives of people living, and dying, in residential aged care?

      Residential aged care remains a mysterious netherworld to many hospital-based specialists and researchers. In most countries, nurses run aged care facilities and primary-care practitioners provide medical care. For these and other reasons, hospital-based clinicians worldwide are often unaware that residential age care facilities have electronic clinical records linked with digital medicine charts. The individual-level data collected and stored by aged-care providers are comprehensive and accessible and, in many countries, can be merged with external clinical data sources [
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      Is there a link between nursing home reported quality and COVID-19 cases? Evidence from California skilled nursing facilities.
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