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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Responding to a measles outbreak in a Pacific island community in western Sydney: Community interviews led to church-based immunization clinics
posted by WM Admin on 13 May 2015
There are large Pacific island communities in western and south-western Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. In 2011 and 2012, measles…
Finding privacy from a public death: A qualitative exploration of how a dedicated space for end-of-life care in an acute hospital impacts on dying patients and their families (Australia)
posted by WM Admin on 5 May 2015
In this qualitative study, the authors explored the experiences and perceptions of hospital staff caring for dying patients in a…
Shared decision making in designing new healthcare environments—time to begin improving quality (Sweden)
posted by WM Admin on 22 Mar 2015
In this paper, the authors describe and suggest several strategies (critical factors) to promote shared-decision making when planning and designing…
Efforts to Attenuate the Spread of Infection (EASI): A prospective, observational multicentre survey of ultrasound equipment in Australian emergency departments and intensive care uni
posted by WM Admin on 20 Mar 2015
The authors tested ultrasound equipment used in five EDs and five ICUs for blood and microbial contamination, and collated and…