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Mar 25, 2009

Three studies that should make a difference to Australian health care

Here's how policy makers can improve the safety of surgery or improve the outcomes for elderly patients requiring hospital treatment, writes Mary Haines.

If policy makers want to improve the safety of surgery or improve the outcomes for elderly patients requiring hospital treatment, then recent research has provided some concrete evidence for how they can achieve this.

This and other research is highlighted in the latest edition of the HARC eBulletin released today by the Sax Institute. The bulletin aims to highlights recently published research that is relevant for Australian health care policy deliberations.

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  1. Greg Angelo

    Having read the check list (as a layman) I am absolutely staggered that the processes outlined in this checklist are not part of normal procedural risk management and every operating theatre operated by a competent medical staff. The procedures appear to operate on fundamental risk management principles and I would appreciate some appropriately medically trained person enlightening me as to why this WHO checklistis not normal basic practice.

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