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- Human Factors Engineering 2
- Legal and Policy Approaches 3
- Quality Improvement Strategies 3
- Research Directions 1
- Specialization of Care 1
- Technologic Approaches 2
- Diagnostic Errors 1
- Discontinuities, Gaps, and Hand-Off Problems 2
- Identification Errors 3
- Medical Complications 2
- Medication Safety 3
- Overtreatment 1
- Psychological and Social Complications 1
- Surgical Complications 2
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Web Resource > Multi-use Website
Australian National Health and Medical Research Council.
Overdiagnosis and the subsequent overuse of medical care contributes to unnecessary financial, psychological, and physical risk to patients. This research collaborative draws from expertise and experience from organizations in Australia investigating the problem of overdiagnosis and testing solutions to prevent medical care overuse.
Web Resource > Government Resource
Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand.
Sydney, Australia: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care; 2008. ISBN: 9780980346275.
This report compiles public and private data to provide insight into the quality and safety of patient care in Australian hospitals.
Tools/Toolkit > Multi-use Website
Geneva, Switzerland: WHO World Alliance for Patient Safety; June 25, 2008.
This initiative provides a surgical safety checklist and related educational and training materials to encourage international adoption of a core set of safety standards. Implementation of this World Health Organization's checklist has resulted in dramatic reductions in surgical mortality and complications across diverse international hospitals. Surgical checklists have now become one of the clearest success stories in the patient safety movement, although some have described challenges to effective implementation. Dr. Atul Gawande discussed the history of checklists as a quality and safety tool in his book, The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right.
Victorian Auditor-General's Office. Melbourne, Australia: Victorian Government Printer; 2008. ISBN: 1921060689.
This report examined patient safety in public hospitals in the state of Victoria (Australia), which does not have an incident monitoring system. Estimating that 10% of patients experienced a medical error, the report recommends several steps to improve safety.
Auckland, NZ: Quality Improvement Committee; 2008.
This report releases information about serious medical errors and preventable deaths recorded in New Zealand hospitals.
Legislation/Regulation > Multi-use Website
World Health Organization.
This Web site shares information on a variety of initiatives from the World Alliance for Patient Safety.
Paterson R. Auckland, New Zealand: Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner; April 24, 2007.
This report analyzes an incident of medication error that led to a patient's death, discusses the subsequent actions taken by the health board, and calls for a coordinated approach to medication reconciliation in New Zealand.
East Perth, WA, Australia: Department of Health of Western Australia; 2006.
This report shares the 2005-2006 results of Western Australia's sentinel event reporting program and documents a reduction in two types of events: wrong site/wrong part surgeries and retained foreign objects.
Four Corners. ABC Television. July 3, 2006.
This Web site on an Australian documentary provides links to resources and an online forum discussing patient safety.
Web Resource > Multi-use Website
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. Sydney NSW, Australia.
Established in January 2006, the Commission leads and coordinates improvements in safety and quality in health care across Australia. Five areas have been identified as priorities for the Commission's efforts and include interventions to ensure the patient blood supply is safe, antimicrobial resistance is monitored, and rights of patients are considered when accessing health care services.