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A dog walking on its hind legs? Implications of the CareTrack study

Ian A Scott and Christopher B Del Mar
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (2): 67-68. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10957
Published online: 16 July 2012

Despite its limitations, this important study highlights a genuine need for systematised performance monitoring

[It] is like a dog’s walking on his hinder legs. It is not done well; but you are surprised to find it done at all.

  • Ian A Scott1,2
  • Christopher B Del Mar3,4

  • 1 Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 2 University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 3 Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University, Gold Coast, QLD.
  • 4 Medical Journal of Australia, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: CDelMar@bond.edu.au

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