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2021
Fact sheet or brochure

This decision aid can be used with your doctor to help you decide whether to use antibiotics when your child has a middle ear infection.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

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.

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Presentation

In this presentation learn what healthcare variation is, and, given so many competing demands in healthcare delivery, why it is important. Hear from Conjoint Professor Anne Duggan as she makes the case for examining and understanding healthcare variation.

2021
Presentation

This presentation examines the Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation series and how you can use data from the Atlases to investigate whether patients in your health service are receiving the care they need, and identify opportunities to improve outcomes for your patients.

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

This document provides an overview of the NPS MedicineWise Opioids program which aims to improve quality use of opioids and reduce associated harms for Australians with chronic non-cancer pain.

2021
Presentation

Opioid prescribing and harm continue to rise in Australia, but GPs and pain specialists can work together to ‘stop the habit’. Find out when to avoid opioids altogether, how to deprescribe opioids, and how to manage difficult conversations with colleagues and consumers.

2021
Presentation

This presentation looks at how to change prescribing practices in your hospital.

2021
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

Opioid therapy should be monitored regularly by assessing what has been called the '5As' of Analgesia therapy. This monitoring tool will assist you in adapting the treatment and management plan of your patients.

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Presentation

This presentation accompanies the video webinar and offers practical tips on managing change, and advice on how to make the investigation and management of healthcare variation part of your clinical governance framework. 

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Presentation

All health services need to meet Action 1.28 'Variation in clinical practice and health outcomes' in the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (second edition).  In this presentation Nicole Rasmussen takes you through the hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy of clinical variation and demonstrates practical ways to identify clinical variation, address unwarranted variation and overcome obstacles to improving patient care.

2021
Presentation

Did you know that Australia lags internationally for patient access to thrombolysis treatment within 60 minutes?  In this presentation Professor Dominique Cadilhac will show you how to use Clinical Stroke Registry data to deliver better care, and Nicola Hall will show you how Logan Hospital in Queensland identified variation in the treatment of patients with acute stroke and used the Commission’s clinical care standards to address this and improve patient outcomes.

2021
Presentation

Join Professor Loh to find out why it’s important to investigate variation in clinical care and what you can do to improve patient outcomes in public and private hospitals and aged care facilities.

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Presentation

Professor Jacqueline Close is the co-chair of the Australia and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry.  In this presentation Professor Close demonstrates how health services are using registry data to reduce surgery waiting times, improve discharge care and save lives.

 

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

This fact sheet for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples provides useful information on each step of a colonoscopy procedure, from referral through to the report after the procedure. 

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

By implementing the six end-of life care actions in the Comprehensive Care Standard, health service organisations are laying the foundations to support the delivery of safe and high-quality end-of-life care that is person-centred and comprehensively meets the needs of the patient. These six actions can be linked to the 10 essential elements of the Consensus Statements. This resource sets out some suggested implementation strategies.