Quality linking of health data to evaluate patient and health service outcomes and key performance indicators following the implementation of patient flow strategies.

Grant ID: EMPG-11-159-KEIJZERS-IOU-QUALITY

Lay Summary

In order to understand the effectiveness of health service delivery, and the impact of changes in processes and procedures, it is important to first be capable of analysing the data that documents patients’ journeys through the hospital. This project will bring together key data from multiple disjointed information systems so that analysis can be undertaken on the flow of patients through the Gold Coast Hospital (GCH); from the ambulance, through the Emergency Department, and admission to a ward, including the operating rooms, radiology, pathology, and pharmacy that they encounter up to their departure. With this holistic view of patients’ journey of care, the baseline and measure impact of initiatives will be determined to ensure that patients flow through the environments with minimal delay and improved outcomes.


Outcomes

Research outcomes pending publication.


IMPACT

Findings from this research have the potential to inform future research and practice regarding i) data linkage of disparate health databases ii) older person and iii) persons with mental health problems. By linking health data, we were able to understand the trajectory of care delivery for these two vulnerable population groups who present to the ED.
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Amount Awarded
$104,833


Program


Grant Scheme


Status
Completed


Principal Investigator:
Dr Gerben Keijzers


Co Investigators:
Prof Julia Crilly
John O'Dwyer
Trudy Teasdale
Dr Emma Bosley
Dr James Lind
Jane Hancock
Naomi Dwyer


Associate Investigators:
Amy Sweeny
Nerolie Best
Prof Wendy Chaboyer
Norm Good


Institution


Collaborating Institutions


CONTACT US +61 7 3720 5700 info@emfoundation.org.au 2/15 Lang Parade Milton Qld 4064