How will the Collaborative help patients?
How will the Collaborative help health services?
What was the structure of the Collaborative?
What was 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 Collaborative commenced in April 2015 and data collection concluded in April 2017. An Orientation formally commenced the Collaborative and explained key concepts and requirements for participation. There were Learning Workshops throughout the Collaborative and 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 were able to determine which ideas are successful and if they could lead to broader sustainable information. This information fed 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 was required of the health service team and health service:
The Commission recognised 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 recognised 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 provided 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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