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A review of 1,138 severely injured children in New South Wales (NSW) identified that children treated at adult trauma centres were 3 to 6 times less likely to survive than those who received definitive treatment at a paediatric trauma centre. Yet, there has been no comprehensive assessment of the...
Status: Current
This five-year study will establish how technology can be utilised to reduce cases of incorrect and missed test results in hospitals, and standardise the quality of reporting. The study will be conducted by the AIHI in partnership with South Eastern Area Laboratory Services (SEALS), NSW Health...
Status: Current
The translation of clinical evidence into practice is profoundly affected by a set of biases that affect the design, reporting, and synthesis of clinical evidence. Biases that directly affect the availability of clinical evidence include trial designs that do not address the right questions, and...
Status: Current
The quality and integrity of clinical evidence are affected by biases that are introduced at all stages of evidence production, reporting, and translation—from decisions about which research to fund, through the design and conduct of studies, the quality and completeness of its reporting, and in...
Status: Current
This proof of concept project for national data linkage examines the healthcare use and mortality of injured people in Australia and quantifies the extent to which these outcomes were attributed to their injury.  This is the first time that healthcare use pre- and post-injury has been quantified...
Status: Current
Information and communication technology’s (ICT) major strength is its ability to connect people, places and organisations in ways never before possible. For service organisations ICT is a powerful tool to manage client information and deliver co-ordinated and efficient services. Yet understanding...
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The systematic analysis of critical incidents is well-established in medical practice. Incidents can trigger root-cause analyses in health services, or provide early warnings of unexpected drug reactions or infectious outbreaks. Our research extends these methods to incidents associated with e‑...
Status: Current
Health systems face considerable challenges in meeting increasing demands for highly sophisticated services with limited resources and a shortage of health professionals. The introduction of information technology (IT) is a key strategy to meet these challenges. Health systems internationally are...
Status: Current

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