What do we know about the safety of hospital care? – Sydney

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 Forward Thinking 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 a recent review of safety and quality of care in Victorian hospitals and was joined by Dr. Robert Herkes, Clinical Director, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality of Healthcare (replacing Professor Debora Picone, Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality of Healthcare) to discuss issues from a national perspective.

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