Australian Health Review Australian Health Review Society
Journal of the Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association

Waiting times: The search for equitable solutions

Kate Pearson and Helen Meyer

Australian Health Review 19(4) 93 - 99
Published: 1996


For the survival of any health care organisation, evidence-based practice isfundamental, particularly in today?s economic climate. The Mater MisericordiaeAdult Public Hospital in Brisbane is committed to providing a flexible health caresystem that is responsive and accountable to the needs of the customers. As part of theMater?s continuous quality improvement program, a Continuum of Care ServiceDelivery Model was developed. This model comprises many innovative clinicalmanagement systems which have evolved over recent years. Clinical pathways, caremanagement, pre-admission clinics, variance management and evidence-basedpractice are core components of the model.

© AHHA 1996

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