Detecting and reducing hospital adverse events: outcomes of the Wimmera clinical risk management program

Kathy M Brown, Humsha Naidoo and Arona E Offenberger
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2002.tb04362.x
Published online: 18 February 2002

To the Editor: On reviewing the results of the Wimmera clinical risk management program,1 we are prompted to ask whether the model can be generalised to a tertiary hospital. The program outlined by Wolff and colleagues is a good model for local quality improvement and provides a foundation for developing a model for tertiary hospitals. However, in considering its applicability to tertiary hospitals, a number of issues must be addressed.

  • Kathy M Brown
  • Humsha Naidoo
  • Arona E Offenberger

  • 1 Intensive Care Unit, Frankston Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Clinical Services, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 Department of Human Services, Melbourne, VIC.


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