We look at the Comprehensive Care Standard and Aged Care Star Ratings – transformative changes in the name of quality. Are these ‘stars’ in the improvement galaxy making a difference?
1. QQ – Quality Quandary (Time: 1.45)
Can Quality Ratings help you shoot for the quality stars? From December, Australian aged care homes will receive quality care Star Ratings. This is BIG! We explore care quality ratings generally: they can help you shoot for the stars – but only if you’re pointed in the right direction.
Public reporting reference mentioned in the podcast related to UK surgeons: “This study did not find evidence that the introduction of public reporting … has led to risk averse clinical practice behaviour or “gaming” of data. However, its introduction coincided with a significant reduction in 90 day mortality.”
2. DRDR (Time: 22:45 )
The ACSQHC Continuing Care Standard was designed to integrate key aspects of care – what does the evaluation say?
Murgo M, Dalli A. Australian health service organisation assessment outcome data for the first 2 years of implementing the Comprehensive Care Standard. Aust Health Rev. 2022 Apr;46(2):210-216.
3. Other Bits (Time: 37:25)
Interested in finding an aged care quality ‘tribe’ to help with the challenges of 2023? A group of experienced quality practitioners is developing an aged care quality community with the Australasian Institute of Clinical Governance.
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