The Knowledge Library describes primarily New Zealand based research on quality and innovation in the health sector from the year 2000 onwards.
Current areas of focus include: clinical leadership; improvement methods; productivity (focusing initially on hospitals and shorter stays in emergency departments); health targets (including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer), and oral health.
There are also a selection of abstracts from the international literature that have applicability to health system improvement activities in New Zealand.
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posted by WM Admin on 30 Jun 2015
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High performing hospitals: A qualitative systematic review of associated factors and practical strategies for improvement
posted by WM Admin on 25 Jun 2015
The objective of this study was to undertake a systematic review of qualitative literature to identify methods used to identify…
Emergency department clinical redesign, team-based care and improvements in hospital performance (Australia)
posted by WM Admin on 22 Jun 2015
The authors describe the impact of an emergency department (ED) clinical redesign project that involved team-based care and early senior…
The intensive care unit volume–mortality relationship, is bigger better? An integrative literature review
posted by WM Admin on 8 Jun 2015
In this retrospective, integrative literature review, the authors explore the association between patient volume in intensive care units (ICUs) and…
Organisational readiness and Lean Thinking implementation: Findings from three emergency department case studies in New Zealand
originally posted by WM Admin on 13 May 2014 and updated 19 May 2015
Describes and contrasts the implementation of lean thinking (a quality methodology that emphasises waste reduction and performing at higher levels…