The use of key performance indicators to benchmark individual clinic performance in managing a complex chronic infectious disease

Mark D Kelly, Jennifer K Broom and Sharon Young
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10126
Published online: 17 September 2012

To the Editor: The focus of HIV clinical care has shifted since the advent of potent antiretroviral therapy (ART). This change is characterised by a reduction in HIV-specific morbidities, an increase in HIV non-specific comorbidities,1,2 and an accompanying lack of clinician confidence in managing these comorbidities.3 The measurement of key performance indicators (KPIs) is useful for monitoring and improving clinical performance, but it is yet to be widely adopted in HIV clinics in Australia.4

  • Mark D Kelly1
  • Jennifer K Broom2
  • Sharon Young2

  • 1 Brisbane Sexual Health and HIV Service, Brisbane, QLD.
  • 2 Nambour Hospital, Nambour, QLD.

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