Australia Develops New Hospital Quality Comparison Website

July 7, 2013

The Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia (HCF) has developed a new web-based search engine allowing patients to compare certain quality indicators of Australian hospitals.

The new web-based search engine allows consumers to compare the information of up to 10 hospitals at a time.  The site provides information about hand hygiene and Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteremia (SAB) or Golden Staph).

The information is collated from information contained in another web-based site maintained by the National Health Performance Authority (NHPA).  That site, www.myhospitals.gov.au, provides more extensive hospital information.

The National Health Performance Authority (NHPA) has recently released a report about healthcare-associated Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infections occurring in Australian hospitals in 2011-2012.  That report, issued in May 2013, details how “Australia’s biggest public hospitals account for a disproportionate share of reported healthcare-associated S. aureus bloodstream infections.”

 

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