American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) writes: Multiple “data sets” measure the safety of hospital care in Australia, but they are rarely linked, sometimes incomplete, and almost always delayed. Information on patients’ experiences with their hospital care are often not reported back to public hospitals at unit or ward level, which makes working out where to start on improving care that much harder. Information about patients’ experiences in private hospitals is rarely reported publicly at all. A recent Grattan Institute report, Strengthening safety statistics: How to make hospital safety data more useful, analyses many of these data sources and identifies practical ways they can be improved.
- Strengthening safety statistics: How to make hospital safety data more useful, Grattan Institute
- Infections, Complications and Safety: Why Patients Need Better Data On Hospitals. American Council on Science and Health (ACSH). November 9, 2017