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Clinical-quality registries: their role in quality improvement

John J McNeil, Sue M Evans, Niall P Johnson and Peter A Cameron
Med J Aust 2010; 192 (5): 244-245.
Published online: 1 March 2010

Registries can provide sound data needed by clinicians and organisations to improve patient safety and quality of care

In June 2009, the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission released its report proposing an agenda to transform the Australian health system.1 A critical element of this agenda is improved monitoring of service delivery and outcomes of care.

  • John J McNeil1
  • Sue M Evans2,1
  • Niall P Johnson3
  • Peter A Cameron1,2

  • 1 School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, Sydney, NSW.


Acknowledgements: 

The Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety is partially funded by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care and is designated as a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence.

Competing interests:

None identified.

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