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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
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.

2021
Publication, report or update

This literature review describes the evidence regarding the burden of disease associated with sepsis in the Australian population and the impacts of sepsis on people who survive. Evidence for interventions to improve recovery and reduce sepsis morbidity is also described.

2021
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. 

2021
Newsletter

This is our 500th issue and includes a foreword written by Professor Chris Baggoley AO.

This issue includes items on COVID-19, aged care, Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection (SABSI), palliative care, compassionate health care, cultural humility, preventable medication harm, patient and family involvement in patient safety, transfers and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of the Australian Journal of Primary Health and Health Expectations, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE and the USA’s AHRQ.

2021
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.

2021
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
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, sentinel events, collective leadership for safety culture, peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs), complaints, diagnosis, early warning systems, clinical deterioration, opioids, digital health and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of BMJ Quality & Safety and Nursing Leadership, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE.

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
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, chronic disease management, treatment of low back pain, patient complaints, resource allocation, root cause analysis (RCA), surgical ‘never events’, coronial reports, and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of The Journal for Healthcare Quality, Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management, Public Health Research & Practice and Healthcare Policy, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality and Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care.

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, consultation on a draft Low back pain clinical care standard, patient experience, patient harm, medications, new guidelines on acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, new guidelines on otitis media, and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of BMJ Quality and Safety, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality and Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE and the USA’s AHRQ.

2021
Publication, report or update
2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, the new Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard, the forthcoming Fourth Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation, low value healthcare, shared decision making, patient decision aids, hospital-acquired complications (HACs), smartphone use and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of BMJ Quality and Safety, Pediatric Quality & Safety and the Australian Journal of Primary Health, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality and Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE and the USA’s AHRQ.