|Director of Nephrology at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne.
A/Prof Nigel Toussaint is the Director of Nephrology at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne. He has been Chair of the Renal KPI Working Group for Safer Care Victoria (Victorian Department of Health) and is currently the Chair of the new Quality Indicator and Registry Sub-committee of the ANZSN.
|Presentation: Quality Indicator Implementation
There has been an increasing focus on utilising measurement of key performance indicators or ‘quality indicators’ to improve healthcare and its delivery with the aim of maximising health outcomes for patients, increasing transparency and equity of healthcare delivery and reducing healthcare expenditure. Potential for improvement in nephrology services with the use of quality indicators has been no exception. With patients across the spectrum of CKD and an abundance of data, quality indicators offer a systematic approach to improving access, delivery, safety and ultimately the quality of nephrology care. ANZSN and ANZDATA are committed to implementation of a quality indicator program across Australia and New Zealand with the aim to improve nephrology service delivery.