School of Population Health

Patient Safety: enabling and supporting change for a safer and more effective health system

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Internationally, patient safety is a growing concern. Patient harm occurs in 10% of hospital admissions. A million adverse events occur in general practice each year in Australia. Overseas data reports that patients receive recommended care only 50% of the time. We will significantly advance this work by investigating how and why this occurs, with a focus on the roles of teamwork, safe medication use and the application of information technology to support improved decision-making.

Project Members
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Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite
Visiting Professor
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Professor Johanna Westbrook
Visiting Professor
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Professor Enrico Coiera
Visiting Professor
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Professor William Runciman
Professorial Visiting Fellow