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New! Special Roundtable to Improve Pathology Services

Author: KateTynan | Posted: 26/10/2017 | Views: 5797
Choosing Wisely@Gold Coast Health

Meeting for the first time to shine a light on increasing clinical laboratory ordering and costs in Public Hospitals, the delegates shared insights from Gold Coast Health who have implemented Choosing Wisely for Pathology.  Sustained changes are directed at value not volume based testing.  Login and click for video presentation

More top voted innovations below!

Point of Care testing implemented at Wide Bay, Qld
An alternative model to offsite services that can be operated by Emergency staff and Nurse Managers providing essential 24/7 services. 
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Choosing Wisely targets urine and wound swab cultures @PathWest 
Suboptimal use of microbiology diagnostic tests contributes to reduced quality of patient care and represents ~30% inefficiency in the health system.  Data analytics utilising hackathons, dashboards and clinician engagement has been applied to understand microbiological testing.  This approach can be also be used to investigate multiple topics such as antibiotic use data.  Click here


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