Exploring the Intersection between QI and Evidence

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Abstract

The 2018 National Palliative Care Strategy released by the Australian Government clearly states that ensuring care is high-quality and evidence-based is a guiding principle to ensuring all people experience the palliative care they need.

Evidence matters, it informs decision-making by providing reliable information beyond individual experience on what is the right thing to do for most people. Information that where practical is obtained through research studies designed to eliminate any potential sources of bias so that the relationship between action (intervention) and effect can be established.

This has led to the application of an evidence hierarchy with study designs that minimise bias placed at the top. Doing the right thing when providing care is also important and is the focus of quality improvement (QI), addressing recurrent problems at the systems level of care.

Optimally QI will generate change leading to improved outcomes and high-quality care, although this can be subject to many influences such as individual behaviour that may be difficult to control. QI initiatives are common across the Australian health and care system, including globally recognised examples in palliative care.

As CareSearch announces inclusion of QI reports from PCOC and other Australian initiatives in the Grey Literature database we share our findings of a literature review to better understand the intersect between evidence and QI.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOceanic Palliative Care conference abstracts
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sep 2019
EventOceanic Palliative Care Conference 2019 - Perth, Australia
Duration: 10 Sep 201913 Sep 2019
https://palliativecare.org.au/oceanic-palliative-care-conference (Conference link)

Conference

ConferenceOceanic Palliative Care Conference 2019
Abbreviated title19OPCC
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityPerth
Period10/09/1913/09/19
OtherThe 3-day event will explore palliative care as a human right and discuss what can be done to ensure that people from underserved populations have access to appropriate palliative care when and where they need it.

Our world-class line-up of keynote speakers, panellists and presenters have extensive experience to both inform and inspire the audience and open their minds to the possibilities of the future.

With attendees from across the palliative care sector, 19OPCC will attract the decision makers of today, the future leaders of tomorrow and prominent research and policy influencers shaping the way we think about palliative care across our region.

You will also hear from those at the coalface of palliative care service delivery, who are driving change to try and help people diagnosed with a life‑limiting illness live as well as possible, regardless of their postcode, diagnosis, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status or place of care.

Come and meet more than 900 clinicians, researchers, allied health practitioners, educators, and carers and more who all have a passion for palliative care. Our world-class line-up of keynote speakers, panellists and presenters have extensive experience to both inform and inspire the audience and open their minds to the possibilities of the future.
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Keywords

  • palliative care
  • quality improvement
  • evidence

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