Third Atlas 2018 - 6. Response to the Atlas series

This chapter provides a high level overview of the health system's response to the Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation series (the Atlas series). It identifies the levers used to implement change and includes practical case studies.

The aim of the Atlas series is to provide clinically meaningful information that can be used to investigate and improve the appropriateness, effectiveness and efficiency of health care in Australia.

The first and second Atlases were published relatively recently (2015 and 2017, respectively), and while implementing changes in complex systems takes time, we have documented initial responses from the health system to the series. The Commission will provide future updates to evaluate progress in the clinical areas examined in the Atlas reports.

The chapter can be downloaded as a PDF using the link below.