The User Guide for the Review of Clinical Variation has been updated and now includes a case study on ‘Variation in outcomes from cardiac surgery’. The User Guide supports health services to implement Action 1.28 of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards. It explains how health services and their clinicians can use data to improve the appropriateness of clinical care. It includes a suite of case studies that take users through the six steps of reviewing clinical variation data to improve processes and care. The new case study looks at how data from a quarterly report of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons’ Cardiac Surgery (ANZCTS) Database were used by a metropolitan cardiac unit to investigate the reasons for its outlier status for two key performance indicators.
More than 50% of bowel cancer cases are due to modifiable lifestyle risk factors. The Commission has developed this bowel cancer prevention fact sheet which identifies actions that consumers can take to reduce their risk of bowel cancer and polyps.
This document describes each of the quality statements and indicators included in the Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard for clinicians involved in the care of women during pregnancy, labour and birth, and after a tear.