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Investigating Clinical Variation in Acute Care

Aim: The aims of the ACI Investigating Clinical Variation in Acute Care project are to identify clinical variation in the inpatient management of COPD, CAP and CHF and then assess if this variation may be unwarranted. This is achieved by:audit tools that empower individual sites to assess their clinical practice and identify areas for improvement in partnership with the ACIcapacity building and access to clinical expertise to support the identification and prioritization of opportunities for improvementsupport for networking across sites to...

Benefits: Unwarranted clinical variation (UCV) is an ongoing barrier to providing safe and effective care for patients. Recognising and addressing UCV has been identified as a shared priority across the NSW Health system.

ACI Pre-implementation Added: 13 March 2017|Last updated: 13 March 2017

ACI Building Co-design Capability Strategy

Aim: The Strategy aims to build capability in patient experience and co-design thinking, methods and practices within the ACI and across NSW Health by employing a learn, do, teach, share approach.

Benefits: Delivering more person-centred and sustained health care improvement as a result of working in partnership with consumers, carers and health care workers.Stronger relationships and enhanced communication between consumers, carers and health care workers.Improved health literacy.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 8 December 2016|Last updated: 8 December 2016

Music & Memory

Aim: To improve the experiences of consumers in NSW Health services through Music & Memory.

Benefits: International evaluations have shown that Music & Memory:reduces depression, anxiety and painhelps awaken the mind and restore identityparticipants are happier, calmer and more socialreconnects participants with caregivers, family and friendsreduces the need for psychotropic medicationsincreases awareness, engagement and cognition.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 5 July 2016|Last updated: 4 August 2016

Toolkit for Adolescents and young people with chronic pain: Supporting transition or direct entry to adult services

Aim: To develop a statewide toolkit of resources to assist pain clinics managing adolescents and young people aged 14-25 years with chronic and complex pain. The toolkit will supplement what already exists in the Transition Network with tailored resources specific to pain management and issues for young people and their families.

Benefits: The experience of young people entering adult services will be assisted by having age appropriate treatments, approaches and resources available. The transition process will be enhanced through the availability of checklists and other resources relevant to young people.

ACI Ready to Implement Added: 26 April 2016|Last updated: 26 April 2016

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