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Clinical quality registries for clinician-level reporting: strengths and limitations

Matthew P Sypek, Matthew D Jose and Stephen P McDonald
Med J Aust 2018; 208 (7): 322-323. || doi: 10.5694/mja17.00581
Published online: 16 April 2018

Ahern and colleagues1 explore the potential benefits and pitfalls of benchmarked reporting in the Australian context. As a binational registry of patients on renal replacement therapy in Australia and New Zealand, the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry has been producing and distributing centre-specific performance reports to renal units for over 20 years; these share many of the challenges faced by clinician-level reporting. In the past few years, this has extended to provision of an abridged version of the report on our website, containing unit-specific risk-adjusted outcome data for each dialysis and transplant unit (http://www.anzdata.org.au/v1/hospitalreport.html).

  • Matthew P Sypek1,2
  • Matthew D Jose3,4
  • Stephen P McDonald1

  • 1 Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry, Adelaide, SA
  • 2 Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
  • 3 University of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
  • 4 Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, TAS

Correspondence: matthew@anzdata.org.au

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