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In 2004, the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (“the Commission”) introduced a National Inpatient Medication Chart (NIMC) to optimise safe prescribing and administration of medicines in hospitals. In 2009, the Commission approved use of a NIMC General Practitioner (GP) e-...
Status: Current
Each year, approximately 15,000 Australians are diagnosed with bowel cancer, leading to 4,000-5,000 deaths. Although different things can contribute to bowel cancer development, one known cause is Lynch syndrome. Lynch syndrome is inherited through families and can cause various cancers, often at a...
Status: Current
There is now little doubt that the inappropriate use of antibiotics (abx) contributes to the emergence of resistance and that improving abx use is necessary for the containment of resistance. Many interventions have been trialled in an attempt to improve abx use (e.g. education, audit and feedback...
Status: Current
How do we know if clinical practice delivered really complies with evidence of best practice? Clinical quality indicators (CQI) are measures designed to answer that question, but CQI themselves are not always developed through a rigorous and evidence-based process. This project aims to understand...
Status: Current
Ten percent of admissions to Australian acute-care hospitals are associated with harm to patients or adverse events. The reporting of critical incidents by health professionals is now well established and the rate of reporting continues to increase worldwide. Current methods, which rely on...
Status: Current
Currently, most safety problems are detected when health professionals report incidents. Since they are not expert in technology, many software problems either go undetected, or are detected only after an adverse event. Moreover, IT systems are made up of multiple disparate components which...
Status: Current
Antibiotic resistance is caused by specific genes carried and shared by bacteria. The cellular and molecular mechanisms behind this are complex but real – without them the 12 antibiotic families we have today would have sufficed. Effective antibiotic stewardship and management needs to understand...
Status: Completed
Injury is a major cause of hospitalisation of children aged 16 years or less in Australia. This program of research will describe the incidence of major paediatric trauma in Australia and identify the unmet needs of the parents and families of these children. This research will provide evidence to...
Status: Current

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