Lessons for the Australian healthcare system from the Berwick report.


There are common key recommendations in the raft of recent reports from inquiries into hospital quality and safety issues, both in Australia and in the United Kingdom. Prime among these is that governments, bureaucrats, clinicians and administrators must work together to place the quality and safety of patient care above all other aims in the healthcare system. Performance targets and enforcement, although needed, are not the route to improvement; what is required is a change in culture to drive a system of care that is open to learning, capable of identifying and admitting its problems and acting to correct them, and where the patient's voice is always heard.

DOI: 10.1071/AH13185

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@article{Russell2014LessonsFT, title={Lessons for the Australian healthcare system from the Berwick report.}, author={Lesley M Russell and Paresh Dawda}, journal={Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association}, year={2014}, volume={38 1}, pages={106-8} }