What do we know about the safety of hospital care? – Melbourne
The quality and safety of hospital care has been in the news in both Victoria and New South Wales in the last twelve months. In this Policy Pitch event Dr Stephen Duckett, Director of the Health Program at Grattan Institute discussed issues in monitoring and improving the safety of hospital care. What is the role of public reporting? What can and should be measured? What is the role of clinical engagement?
Dr Duckett drew on his role in chairing the recent review of safety and quality of care in Victorian hospitals and was joined by former members of that review, Maree Cuddihy, CEO of Kyneton Health and Associate Professor Harvey Newnham, Clinical Program Director of Emergency and Acute Medicine and Director of General Medicine, Alfred Health.