Do health inquiries lead to health system change? What have we learnt from recent health inquiries and will the same mistakes happen again?

Day, Gary E. & Casali, Gian Luca (2015) Do health inquiries lead to health system change? What have we learnt from recent health inquiries and will the same mistakes happen again? Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, 10(3), SI 32-SI 38.

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Abstract

Since 2001 there have been numerous Commissions of Inquiry into health system failures across the world. While the Inquiries were established to examine poor patient outcomes, each has identified a range of leadership and management shortcomings that have contributed to a poor standard of patient care. While there is an acknowledgement that different heath systems have different contexts, this paper highlights a number of themes that are common across Inquiries. It will discuss a number of common system failures in Inquiries spanning from 2001 to 2013 and pose questions as to why these types of failures are likely to re-occur, as well as possible learnings for health service management and leadership to address a number of these common themes.

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ID Code: 91927
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: health Inquiries, Management, Leadership, Governance, Patient Safety
ISSN: 1833-3818
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Australian College of Health Service Executives (ACHSE)
Deposited On: 18 Jan 2016 00:08
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2016 21:35

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