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Unwarranted Clinical Variation Crowdsourcing Challenge


24 May 2021, 12:00am to 25 June 2021, 12:00am

Online crowdsourcing platform:

The Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) is going to create an action plan to address Unwarranted Clinical Variation in NSW. To develop the plan we are gathering insights and perspectives from clinicians, managers and consumers in NSW, and drawing on national and international experiences.

Register today and be part of a conversation to inform an action plan to address unwarranted clinical variation in NSW.

Our online crowdsourcing platform is open from 24 May 2021 to 25 June 2021.

How do I access the online platform?

  • Visit (Google Chrome works best)
  • Register to create an account. ACI approves all requests and will confirm your registration via email within 24-hours. This helps create a safe online space for the sharing of ideas and meets security and privacy standards for NSW Health.
  • Once your access is confirmed log in using the details you registered with, and select the ‘Click here to make s start’ button to start sharing. You can also comment on other people’s posts.
  • We recommend you visit the platform every few days when you have 5 minutes free to see how people have responded to your ideas, and comment on those shared by others.

If there are any issues or you need any assistance, please contact Tara Dimopoulos-Bick, ACI Evidence Generation and Dissemination Manager on

What is unwarranted clinical variation?

People in NSW should have equal access to high quality health care – in the right place, at the right time.

Sometimes, people with the same condition can experience different treatment, experiences and outcomes across the state. These differences are often referred to as clinical variation.  Sometimes the variation is warranted or can be explained. But other differences are unwarranted and shouldn’t be occurring.

Our background paper on unwarranted clinical variation in healthcare includes our formal definition:

“Patient care that differs in ways that are not a direct and proportionate response to available evidence; or to the healthcare needs and informed choices of patients.”

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Tara Dimopoulos-Bick