Offering the latest news in health care quality and safety, the ISQua blog also features guest posts from the best and brightest in the industry.

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What are incident reports telling us?

By ISQua | Mar. 17, 2015 |

A comparative study at two Australian hospitals of medication errors identified at audit or observed by researchers and the reporting of these errors to an incident system. 

Improving the identification and management of chronic kidney disease in primary care: lessons from a staged improvement collaborative

By ISQua | Mar. 10, 2015 |

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is diagnosed when there is a loss of kidney function over a period of three or more months.

Patient experiences of inpatient hospital care: a department matter and a hospital matter

By ISQua | Feb. 4, 2015 |

Patient experiences have become an important measure for healthcare quality. Patient experiences can be used for monitoring the quality of care,

CEO Travels

By ISQua | Dec. 7, 2016 |

As a new CEO I have been invited to a number of countries already and the past few months have kept me busy.

Peter Lachman - HSJ Clinical Leader of the Year

By ISQua | Dec. 2, 2016 |

Our chief executive Dr Peter Lachman has won clinical leader of the year award at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards 2016. The awards evening was held at a prestigious

Advance Care Planning (ACP) and its relevance to ISQua

By ISQua | Sep. 7, 2016 |

What is ACP?

ACP is a process of planning for future health and personal care whereby the person’s values, beliefs and preferences are made known so they can

Interview with Paul Sharek, Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University

By ISQua | Aug. 8, 2016 |

In June, ISQua was visited by Paul Sharek, Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University, creator and Medical Director of the LPCH Center for Quality and Clinical Effectiveness,

Patient Safety 2030

By ISQua | May. 6, 2016 |

“First do no harm.” This principle remains central to the provision of high-quality healthcare. The mission to make care safer unites professionals and patients alike,

National Guidelines for On-Screen Display of Clinical Medicines Information

By ISQua | Apr. 10, 2016 |

Medication errors remain the second most common type of healthcare incident reported in Australian hospitals and can result in serious adverse events. 

Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation

By ISQua | Mar. 3, 2016 |

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has released the first Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation, illuminating variation in health care provision across Australia.

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