Sunday, March 01, 2015

Pledging for quality in Australia

It's only 11 days, or 10 days, or 9 days till Change Day 2015 (March 11) in Australia.  I'm not sure how many days are left because that darned International Date Line always gets me confused.  (Maybe that's why Australia often beats America to the punch in terms of safety and quality improvement in hospitals: It has a one day head start!)

In any event, it's not to late to join in (locally or vicariously) with Mary Freer and the other organizers.  Well over 13,000 people have done so, and the range of pledges is remarkable.  Here's the gallery.

Here's a good personal one from Margie Grant in Victoria:

To always find out the “patient story.” Remember they are a person first and their illness is second.

In contrast, here's one from a big group:

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (on behalf of its 4265 Fellow and trainee members) pledges to promote the implementation of our Quality Standards for Emergency Departments to support EDs in improving the care they deliver to patients requiring emergency care in Australia.  

Alone or together, your ideas can make a difference to the quality of care in Oz.  Take a look and make a pledge.

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