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- Aboriginal Health These resources relate to health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.
- Acute Care These resources relate to improving the medical patient journey, in particular improving the coordination of care for these patients.
- Aged Health These resources relate to improving the health of older people in NSW, including acute and community care, both metropolitan and rural NSW.
Anaesthesia Perioperative Care
These resources relate to practice improvement across multidisciplinary anaesthetic and perioperative (the period immediately before, during, and/or after surgery) care.
Blood and Marrow Transplant
These resources relate to clinical practice in blood and marrow transplants, and completing the continuum of care for this complex patient group.
- Brain Injury Rehabilitation These resources relate to rehabilitation outcomes for adults, young people and children following traumatic brain injury.
- Burn Injury These resources relate to the care of burn injured patients from admission through to hospital discharge, rehabilitation and ongoing support, and burn prevention.
- Capability Building These resources relate to staff development and training.
- Cardiac These resources relate to cardiac services and better health outcomes for people diagnosed with heart conditions throughout NSW.
- Chronic Care These resources relate to improving care for people with pre-existing or long term illness, including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Hypertension, recognising that people with these diseases often have multimorbidities such as depression, arthritis and dementia.
These resources relate improving the experience and delivery of healthcare for clinical genetics patients in NSW.
These resources relate to the care of high acuity patients, includes care coordination.
Drug and Alcohol
Resources relevant to drug and alcohol related treatment services across NSW.
- Economics These resources relate to improvements in efficiency, effectiveness, value and behaviour in healthcare, including Activity Based Funding.
- Efficiency These resources relate to improvements in efficiency, effectiveness, value and behaviour in healthcare, and also includes Activity Based Funding.
These resources relate to the function, management, clinical processes and patient experience of emergency departments.
These resources relate to improving healthcare for people with diabetes or obesity.
- Gastroenterology These resources relate to improving healthcare for people with a range of gastroenterological disorders and, including includes information on Parenteral Nutrition.
These resources relate to health services for cancers of the female reproductive system, including ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, vaginal cancer, cervical cancer, vulvar cancer and gestational trophoblastic disease across NSW.
- Implementation These resources relate to the process of putting innovations into effect and sustaining change.
- Integrated Care These resources relate to the provision of seamless, effective and efficient care, that responds to all of a person's health needs across physical and mental health, with connected service provision across different healthcare providers and greater emphasis on community-based services.
- Intellectual Disability These resources relate to the care and health of people with intellectual disability across all ages, including acquired brain injuries by enhancing the capacity of primary and secondary health services.
- Intensive Care Intensive care relates to the delivery the highest of medical and nursing care to patients with a life threatening illness or injury.
- Knowledge Management These resources relate to managing knowledge to ensure the best possible solutions and outcomes across four key elements – people, content, process and technology.
The Mental Health Network provides a forum for clinicians, consumers and managers to work together to design and promote better healthcare for NSW.
- Musculoskeletal These resources relate to a group of chronic diseases that include arthritis and osteoporosis.
- Neurosurgery These resources relate to surgery of the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, or peripheral nerves. Includes treatment for Parkinson disease and other movement disorders, seizure disorders, and some types of chronic nerve pain.
- Nuclear Medicine Nuclear medicine is the use of radioactive isotopes in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. The resources here are to improve the quality, safety and availability of nuclear medicine services for NSW patients.
- Nutrition These resources relate to nutrition care and food standards in hospitals, Home Enteral Nutrition (HEN) and Parenteral Nutrition (PN).
- Ophthalmology These resources relate to ophthalmic education, clinical decision making and the work of the ACI Ophthalmology Network in NSW.
These resources relate to Paediatric Network at the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation.
- Pain Management These resources relate to pain management services for patients with chronic pain, integration and co-ordination of care between hospital-based specialist multi-disciplinary pain clinics and community and primary health services.
- Palliative Care These resources relate to palliative and end of life care for all people approaching or reaching the end of their life in NSW, across all home and healthcare settings.
- Patient Experience These resources relate to the monitoring, measurement and improvement of the non-clinical aspects of patient care and patient perception.
- Primary Health These resources relate to comprehensive health care to individuals and families in their communities. Includes care coordination and GP liaison with hospitals.
- Radiology Radiology uses imaging technologies, such as X-ray, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), and minimally invasive interventional procedures to see within the human body in order to diagnose and treat injury, disease and abnormalities. The resources here are to improve the quality, safety and availability of radiology services for NSW patients.
- Redesign Focussing on patient journeys, Redesign improves health system performance.
- Rehabilitation These resources support clinical care, service delivery and education related to the provision of rehabilitation care. Rehabilitation care has the aim of restoring functional ability for a person who has experienced an illness or injury using a biopsychosocial approach. Rehabilitation is person centred, multi-disciplinary, evidence based and coordinated care provided in the least restrictive care setting available to the patient.
- Renal These resources relate to dialysis services for renal patients, kidney transplantation services, preventative measures to reduce chronic kidney disease.
- Research Relevant, high quality and evidence-based health and medical research creates new knowledge for developing innovative solutions to improve the quality and performance of healthcare delivery.
- Respiratory These resources relate to respiratory conditions across all healthcare settings, including airways disease, smoking cessation, pulmonary rehabilitation, sleep disorders, respiratory failure, and pleural procedures.
- Rural Health Rural Health relates to the healthcare of people in major regional centres and coastal cities, small towns and remote communities.
- Spinal Cord Injury These resources relate to services which support recovery following spinal cord injury, monitor, manage and stabilise long term health impact, and facilitate individual independence, achievement of personal goals, and return to a fulfilling life in the community.
- Stroke These resources relate to stroke services in NSW, including prevention, treatment and recovery.
- Surgical Services Surgical Services relates to all aspects of clinical care in operating theatres, including elective surgery.
- Telehealth Telehealth is the secure transmission of images, voice and data between two or more units via Telecommunication channels, to provide clinical advice, consultation, monitoring, education and training and administrative services.
- Transition Care These resources relate to systems and processes for young people with chronic health problems and disabilities to facilitate their effective transition from paediatric to adult health services.
- Trauma and Injury Management These resources relate to the management of patients who have suffered serious injury, including pre-hospital and retrieval, hospital and rehabilitation phases of care, together with injury prevention.
Unwarranted Clinical Variation
Unwarranted Clinical Variation (UCV) is defined as "variation that cannot be explained by the condition or the preference of the patient; it is variation that can only be explained by differences in health system performance" (ACSQSH).
See also the Leading Better Value Care UCV projects
Resources to improve equity of access, promote high-quality care and improve outcomes for patients with conditions or diseases that affect any part of the male genito-urinary and female urinary tracts.
Please note that several of these resources (such as clinical toolkits) are currently being revised.
The ACI clinical guidelines on Supra Pubic Catheters and Female/Male Indwelling Urinary Catheterisation (2015) are available as reference only. Please refer to the Clinical Excellence Commission information on catheterisation.
Violence, Abuse and Neglect Clinical Network Resources
Resources supporting the development of initiatives and delivery of healthcare for patients and clients who have experienced violence, abuse and neglect.