Posted on Tuesday 3rd June 2014
Professor Jeffrey Braithwaite, Director of the Australian Institute of Health Innovation at the University of New South Wales, Sydney and Honorary Professor at HSMC gave a seminar entitled - CareTrack Australia: the levels of appropriate care in Australia and the European and UK implications - on 21 May.
In a very informative and entertaining talk, Professor Braithwaite spoke about the CareTrack Australia study – a large-scale, systems-level examination of patient care in Australia which was designed to determine the percentage of healthcare encounters at which a representative sample of adult Australians received “appropriate care” (care in line with evidence- or consensus-based guidelines) following the RAND-UCLA study in the USA ten years earlier. Participants in the study received appropriate care in 57% of encounters compared with the US at 55%. The implications of these finding were discussed with and audience drawn from the School of Social Policy and the Medical School.