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2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on clinical variation, social care, health privacy, value based healthcare, allied health, obesity, healthcare improvement, pay for performance, waste and more.

Also covered are new issues of Australian Health Review, Australian Journal of Primary Health, BMJ Leader, Nursing Leadership, HealthcarePapers, Clinical Communiqué and Health Affairs, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and latest from the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on ENT surgery, shared decision making, data linkage, hospital associated complications of older people, sepsis, Choosing Wisely and children and young people’s mental health and more.

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

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, aged care, clinical variation, safe selection and storage of medications, telehealth for cancer care, telediagnosis, electronic medication systems, double-checking and medication administration errors, accreditation, paediatric hospice and palliative care, Staphylococcus aureus (SAB) and more

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

2020
Poster or graphic

The Antimicrobial Medicines Dispensing from 2013–14 to 2017–18 report is the first analysis to probe antimicrobial prescribing at every level over five years – national, state and territory, Primary Health Network (PHN) and local area.  It is available in interactive format.

This infographic outlines key highlights from the report.

Updated 23 September 2020

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, diagnostic error, antimicrobial medicines dispensing, healthcare improvement, communication, telehealth, healthcare-associated infections (HAI), opioids, ED alarms, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and more.

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

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
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

A discussion about prescribing and deprescribing opioid medicines with Dr Chris Hayes and Dr Damien Zilm.

2021
Presentation

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

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
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, the forthcoming Fourth Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation, the National Safety and Quality Mental Health Standards for Community Managed Organisations – consultation paper, sepsis survival, environmental cleaning and infection prevention and control, immunisation, aged care, guidelines, falls and non-slip socks, and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of Australian Health Review, Nursing Leadership, BMJ Leader, the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy and Health Affairs, 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 NIHR and the USA’s AHRQ.

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, the forthcoming Fourth Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation, operating theatre distractions, interruptions and disruptions, and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Healthcare Quarterly and Clinical Communiqué, 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.

2021
Poster or graphic

The Fourth Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation maps healthcare use across the country and identifies potentially unwarranted variation and areas for healthcare improvement. 

This infographic outlines key data highlights in the report, announced at the Commission's launch event on 28 April 2021.

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.