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Breathe Easy: eliminating unwarranted clinical variation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
The Breathe Easy project aims to eliminate varying treatment outcomes and clinical uncertainty for patients with exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, admitted to South East Regional Hospital in Bega.
South East Regional Hospital
Added: 20 November 2018|Last updated: 13 December 2018
A project to implement a shared mortality and morbidity clinical review process across four small rural health services in northeast Victoria. The project includes development of standardised tools and the formation of a collaborative clinical review forum to help address the common risks experienced by patients in care at small rural health services in the region.
Albury Wodonga Health
Added: 26 September 2018|Last updated: 6 November 2018
St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney (SVHS) improved patient information, treatment procedures and staff education, to ensure the placement of gastronomy feeding tubes aligned with best practice and Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) guidelines.
St Vincent's Hospital
Added: 18 September 2017|Last updated: 2 October 2017
This project addressed barriers experienced by nursing staff when using the malnutrition screening tool, by introducing staff education, streamlined education pathways and a cheat sheet for nursing staff.
South East Regional Hospital
Added: 23 August 2017|Last updated: 6 September 2017
This project developed a new model of care, where pregnant women at Eurobodalla Maternity Service were offered a known midwife who was an integral part of their antenatal, birth and postnatal journey.
Southern NSW Local Health District
Added: 16 August 2017|Last updated: 25 August 2017
This project measured the appropriateness of eye care delivery in NSW, by developing clinical indicators and conducting an on-site record review of up to 40 optometry and ophthalmology practices across the state.
School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW Sydney
Added: 16 June 2017|Last updated: 16 June 2017
This project identified a number of strategies to reduce pathology costs and clinical variation in the testing process, including enhancements to the patient’s electronic medical record, development of best practice guidelines, staff education and improved reporting mechanisms.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 7 April 2017|Last updated: 28 April 2017
To reduce blood culture contamination rates at Campbelltown Hospital, a blood culture kit was introduced to the adult departments. The project foundation is built on getting it right the first time and reducing unwarranted clinical variation by implementing one standardised kit with one set of instructions. This has embedded better practice focusing on aseptic technique.
Added: 11 February 2015|Last updated: 16 February 2015
The seamless, person-centred Electronic Chest Pain Pathway (eCPP) was developed to be compatible with all other pathways. It provided continuous care for patients with deteriorating health and developed key partnerships between the project teams that co-designed the easy to use evidence based tool.
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Added: 21 November 2014|Last updated: 15 December 2014
Stepping Home with Cellulitis results in reduced length of stay for patients admitted to RNSH with Cellulitis through implementation of a clinical pathway.
Royal North Shore Hospital
Added: 4 December 2014|Last updated: 8 December 2014
Aim: To improve the outcomes of patients with fractured hips requiring surgery and management in NSW.
Benefits: Reduced medical complications, reduced hospital stays and improved patient outcomes.
7 April 2015
Aim: To oversee the development and implementation of a system-wide approachto identify, address and reduce Unwarranted Clinical Variation (UCV).
Benefits: To refine care processes and implement evidence-based models of care tosupport improved patient outcomes.
17 November 2013
Aim: The SCVSS will ensure the delivery of best quality care through a process which regularly assesses clinical variation , determining and correcting its cau...
Benefits: Reduction in mortality and functional outcomes for stroke (ischaemic and haemorrhagic) patients admitted to NSW public hospitals.
14 July 2015
Aim: To examine clinical variation in 30 Day mortality for patients presenting with Acute Myocardial Infarction to hospitals throughout NSW.
Benefits: Increased understanding of the factors that contribute to unwarranted clinical variation (UCV) in 30 day mortality for Acute Myocardial Infarction. If UCV is co...
6 November 2013
Aim: Provide clinicians in critical care areas and specialist respiratory care units with best practice guidance regarding the provision of NIV for appropriately sel...
Benefits: Improve patient experience and outcomes Reduced need for invasive ventilation, prolonged mechanical ventilation and tracheostomy Reduce length of stay
26 June 2015
Aim: To optimise the quality of care for patients with AML and enable a consistent approach to the provision of care. It provides a set of principles and outlines th...
Benefits: Key points included in this model are:Mechanisms to ensure early identification and referral to an AML treatment centreA multidisciplinary team (MDT) approach t...
10 July 2015
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