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Objective Futile treatment, which by definition cannot benefit a patient, is undesirable. This research investigated why doctors believe that treatment that they consider to be futile is sometimes provided at the end of a patient's life.
Design Semistructured in-depth interviews....
Objective: To investigate how doctors define and use the terms “futility” and “futile treatment” in end-of-life care.
Design, setting, participants: A qualitative study using semi-structured interviews with 96 doctors from a range of specialties which treat adults at the end...
Despite the potential harm to patients (and others) and the financial cost of providing futile treatment at the end of life, this practice occurs. This article reports on empirical research undertaken in Queensland that explores doctors’ perceptions about the law that governs futile treatment at...
What are the issues related to health professionals’ changing scope of practice in Australia?
There is evidence that the current organisation of health professionals and health practitioners, and their associated scope of practice, are not suited to meet the...
Executive summaryClinical decision-making tools can be considered in two broad categories – those designed to be used by clinicians and those designed to promote shared decision making with the clinician and patient together. The potential effect of computerised clinical decision support systems...
Sentinel events in public hospitals 2004-05 is the first joint publication of the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and presents data on the number and nature of sentinel events occurring in Australian hospitals...
Building a safe, high-quality health care system means that people managing and working in the system need to work together with consumers and the community to achieve sustainable improvements and maintain public confidence in the system.
The Consumer Focus Collaboration publication...
This report uses recent data to compare health care system performance in the U.S. with that of ten other high-income countries and considers the different approaches to health care organization and delivery that can contribute to top performance.
Executive summaryThe National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is not a health scheme. The NDIS funds disability support and a range of related services designed to maximise the independence of a person with a disability. Health care is a specific exclusion. The NDIS...
Increasingly, consumers expect their governments, health services and health practitioners to assist them to be:More informed and involved generally; Managing their health where possible; and Providing prompt, appropriate and individualised help when required.
As such, listening, shaping and responding...