How will the Collaborative help patients?
How will the Collaborative help health services?
When is the closing date for Expressions of Interest?
When will health services be contacted regarding their Expression of Interest?
What is the structure of the Collaborative?
What is required of the project team and health service?
Is my health service part of a service network for elective surgery?
Does our health service need to participate in all three streams of surgery?
What support and resources will be provided by the Commission?
Can our health service communicate and publish data and results obtained during the Collaborative?
By improving anaemia management for patients in the preoperative phase of care, the Collaborative may help to reduce the:
Participating in the Collaborative will contribute to:
The EOI closed on Friday, 30 January 2015.
Health services that submitted an EOI will be contacted during April 2015.
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The Collaborative is expected to commence in March 2015 and conclude in April 2017. An Orientation will formally commence the Collaborative and explain key concepts and requirements for participation. There will be up to six Learning Workshops throughout the Collaborative. After each Learning Workshop, Action Periods are held, during this time teams test ideas for improvement using the Model for Improvement (Plan, Do, Study, Act Cycles – PDSAs).
By testing ideas, monitoring activity and reporting on progress against targeted aims, teams will be able to determine which ideas are successful and if they could lead to broader sustainable information. This information will feed into the next Learning Cycle. The Learning Workshops will allow teams to share their experiences of local quality improvement processes; learn from colleagues; consult with experts in the field; gather new information; and develop ideas for improvement.
During Action Periods, teams will work towards implementing ideas within their health service, while maintaining contact with each other to share progress and improvements, monitor activity and report against targeted aims on a monthly basis.
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The following is required of the health service team and health service:
The Commission recognises the diversity of organisational arrangements in place across jurisdictions, such as: Local Health Networks (LHN) and Local Health Districts (LHD); and, geographic service or clinical networks within an LHN/LHD. For the purpose of the Collaborative, the Commission recognises that a health service may compromise: a single hospital; a group of hospitals; or, a group of hospitals partnering with general practitioners.
No. However, the volume of surgery in your selected stream(s) of surgery would need to be sufficient to be able to demonstrate changes in the measures over time. As a guide, a minimum volume of 30 surgeries per month would be considered sufficient to demonstrate change in the measures over time.
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The Commission will provide the following to participating health service teams:
The Commission will partner with participants in communications and publications on the Collaborative. During the Collaborative, if participating health services wish to make public their own results, there would be no objection. The Commission will provide processes for communication during the Collaborative. If participating health services wish to report more broadly on the progress of the Collaborative or comparators, this would need to be discussed with the Commission.
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