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Public reporting must keep pace with changes in healthcare system
Dr Renee Carter
06 June 2018

Public reporting must keep pace with changes in healthcare system

The latest issue of Healthcare Quarterly reflects changes to data coding practices that have taken place across public hospitals in NSW, and the addition of performance data for more emergency departments.

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The impact of public reporting: Are we making a difference?
Dr Kim Sutherland
21 December 2017

The impact of public reporting: Are we making a difference?

2017 was a busy year for the NSW public healthcare system. This winter was particularly busy for hospitals across the state, with unprecedented numbers of emergency department patients, and the year as a whole saw steady increases in the number of admissions to hospital and a relatively stable amount of elective surgical procedures performed.

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Why reporting matters for public safety
Hilary Rowell
18 September 2017

Why reporting matters for public safety

Hilary Rowell, BHI’s Director of Strategic Relations, recounts and reflects on BHI’s recent Challenging Ideas seminar with Dr Stephen Duckett.

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Focusing on unwarranted clinical variation to assess performance
Dr Kim Sutherland
12 April 2017

Focusing on unwarranted clinical variation to assess performance

Every patient is different and this means that healthcare varies – it must, if it is to respond to patient needs, expectations, social circumstances and capacity to manage their own care. However, there is increasing evidence that healthcare also varies for reasons that are not related to patients’ needs and expectations. While some variation is warranted, it can also be unwarranted.

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BHI’s first report on maternity services in NSW
Dr Jean-Frederic Levesque
01 March 2017

BHI’s first report on maternity services in NSW

Pregnancy and childbirth brings with it many expectations, worries, fears and hopes. For first-time mothers, childbirth can represent a series of firsts: the first time a woman experiences the biological and physiological changes of pregnancy; the first time she or her partner goes through the psychological and social adjustments related to becoming, gradually, parents.

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