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Web-based auditing has improved detection of deteriorating patients at Gold Coast Hospital by 70%.

Categories: Patient Safety, Innovation | Author: Matt Stewart | Posted: 7/11/2014 | Views: 1277

By the implementation of weekly auditing and real time reporting of patient charting practice, and response to patient deterioration, Gold Coast has improved detection and response by 70% in 12 months!

Ten charts are audited in every area every week and these are collated in real time to provide ward, service and organisation level reports. The aim for the new auditing system was to be user friendly and easy to access to ensure high quality data. An average of 1100 charts are audited per month across all in-patient units.

In the future this electronic data base will be used to link patient audit data to patient outcomes in areas such as VTE prophylaxis.

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