Reforming NSW Health: the importance of using credible data

Sue M Evans, Peter A Cameron and John J McNeil
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb02537.x
Published online: 4 May 2009

To the Editor: The Garling report highlights gaps in the New South Wales health system and establishes a framework for change.1 We support Garling’s view that there is a need for greater measurement of the health system to assess quality of care, and we believe that clinical networks have an important role to play in establishing, interpreting and actioning quality indicator data.2 But the statement that “There is already a great reservoir of information available within NSW Health from which data are available to measure the quality of patient care ...”1 is unhelpful in moving this work forward.

  • Sue M Evans1
  • Peter A Cameron2
  • John J McNeil3

  • School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.



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