Writing in MJA Insight yesterday,  Stephen Duckett highlights the different approaches taken across Australia regarding  hospital quality monitoring. Speaking of the recent Bacchus Marsh issues, he states that hospital performance was opaque to those responsible for monitoring it, and there were clear gaps in accountability.

Noting that “Reducing the likelihood of another Bacchus Marsh will require much greater oversight of safety and some tightening of accountability arrangements for hospitals“, Dr Duckett provides information about the aims of the new Review of hospital safety and quality assurance in Victoria, with its recently released discussion paper.

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