Making a difference
In the latest issue of Australian Medicine, Chair of the AMA Council of General Practice, Dr Richard Kidd, writes about the role of continuous quality improvement in delivering quality health care. He discusses the approaches to evaluation and improvement and the importance of quality data, and points out that the key challenge is to find a way to answer the question that really matters – have we made a difference?
Other stories in this week’s edition of Australian Medicine include:
- AMA President, Dr Michael Gannon, discusses why doctors must be at the core of health policy and health funding;
- AMA Vice President, Dr Tony Bartone, writes that success of the Health Care Home depends on GP goodwill;
- Childhood immunisation rates have risen following the introduction of No Jab, no Pay laws;
- Chair of the AMA Council of Rural Doctors, Dr Sandra Hirowatari, writes movingly about caring for doctors’ health;
- Australia could be on track to eliminate Hep C since a new generation of drugs have been added to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme earlier this year; and
- Artificial sweeteners may be doing more harm than good for weight loss.