The National Health Performance Authority

Diane Watson
Med J Aust 2013; 198 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10097
Published online: 18 February 2013

Diane Watson outlines the Authority’s role in reporting on health care performance and the benefits for clinicians

Serious efforts to make meaningful comparisons of performance among local health care organisations go back at least 150 years, to the days of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale. Yet only in the past 25 years has this idea gained traction in a handful of advanced economies, and it has taken until now for Australia to fully participate in this international movement.

  • Diane Watson

  • National Health Performance Authority, Sydney, NSW.


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