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Ward rounds: the next focus for quality improvement?

Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association

Teaching Rounds, organization & administration, Quality Assurance, Health Care, New South Wales, Humans, Emergency Service, Hospital

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      The Garling Report, published in November 2008, was a public inquiry into the provision and governance of Acute Care Services in New South Wales Public Hospitals. Garling's 139 recommendations, aimed at modernising clinical care and equipment, include better supervision of junior staff, multidisciplinary teamwork, structured clinical handover and improved culture within health services. Garling also made specific recommendations about ward rounds, arguing that they should be daily, supervised and multidisciplinary. Given the importance of ward rounds in planning and evaluating treatment, implementation of these recommendations will require further evidence, engagement of senior clinicians and cultural change. This article discusses some of the barriers to Garling's recommendations.

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      10.1071/AH09797
      20497732

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