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Paul Milward was aged 53 at the time of his death on 31 August 2015 and resided at an aged care residential facility. Mr Milward suffered from Huntington's disease, depression, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and asthma. He was on numerous medications. It was noted in Mr Milward’s aged care record that he required assistance with activities of daily living and mobility due to involuntary movements (chorea) as a result of Huntington's disease....
The study published in the recent Medical Journal of Australia examined nursing home residents whose deaths had been reported to state coroners from 2001-2013. The study found that the incidence of premature (death which occurred sooner than necessary) and preventable deaths has increased over the past decade. It was identified that 15.2% of deaths occurred due to external causes and of those deaths: The three highest proportioned causes were falls (81....
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