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Title: A new paradigm for mental-health quality and safety: are we ready?
Authors: Short, Brooke ;Marr, C.;Wright, M.
Affliation: Central Coast Local Health District
Gosford Hospital
The University of Newcastle
Issue Date: Feb-2019
Source: 27(1):44-49
Journal title: Australasian Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry
Mental Health
Abstract: OBJECTIVE:: Development of a Mental Health Quality and Safety Framework with co-designed priority areas for improvement. METHOD:: A qualitative and inductive approach was utilised, including a literature search, consultations with staff and focus groups with consumers and carers. RESULTS:: Thematic analysis resulted in 32 categories, grouped into seven key themes. Combined with the evidence base, these were distilled into component parts of the Framework. CONCLUSIONS:: A change in strategy and culture is required, balancing a traditionally centralised top-down approach to health care governance and improvement, with a complementary localised bottom-up model that embeds improvement science principles involving frontline staff, consumers and carers. This Framework, that centres on patient safety and quality improvement, in combination with a corresponding cultural change, can enhance clinical outcomes, service efficiency, staff morale and staff retention rates.
DOI: 10.1177/1039856218797423
ISSN: 1039-8562
Publicaton type: Journal Article
Keywords: Psychiatry
Mental Health
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