Territory Stories

Annual Report 2011/2012 Royal Darwin Hospital Board

Details:

Title

Annual Report 2011/2012 Royal Darwin Hospital Board

Other title

Tabled paper 432

Collection

Tabled Papers for 12th Assembly 2012 - 2016; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2013-08-20

Description

Deemed

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

See publication

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C01517

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/273267

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/427061

Page content

the Northern Territory Audit of Surgical Mortality is an initiative of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and its Fellowship; it aims to peer review clinical management of cases where deaths occurred during surgical admission in the Northern Territory; funding is provided by the Northern Territory Department of Health; and the Audit began in June 2010. Aims to improve the quality of healthcare through feedback and education; to feed back in individual and group formats; to produce de-identified, quantitative reports, to further improve and reform health provision in Northern Territory; and to encourage clinical professionals to engage in quality and safety initiatives in order to bring about improvements in care. Criteria of the Australia and New Zealand Audit of Surgical Mortality it is independent; it is external; it is peer-review; it is systematic; it is routine; it is objective; and it is confidential (all audits are covered by qualified privilege at a commonwealth level). Clinical Incidents nearly all issues can be considered systems failures, and as such, organisational factors are responsible; there were 5 areas of concern/adverse events in 3 patients (9% of audited patients); reasons Identified: o delay in transfer to surgical unit; o poor communication between physician and surgeon; o technical issue with a drain / catheter; o delayed diagnosis; and o only one was a specific surgical technical problem. Departmental Support and Assistance o Hospital Medical Records Departments; Royal Darwin Hospital Board 2011/2012 Annual Report Page 18 of 29


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website may contain the names, voices and images of people who have died, as well as other culturally sensitive content. Please be aware that some collection items may use outdated phrases or words which reflect the attitude of the creator at the time, and are now considered offensive.

We use temporary cookies on this site to provide functionality.
By continuing to use this site without changing your settings, you consent to our use of cookies.