Leading Better Value Care

In 2016, 38 patients died in NSW public hospitals following a fall-related incident. In addition, there were 458 fall-related incidents resulting in serious patient harm.

Leading Better Value Care (LBVC) seeks to identify and implement opportunities for delivering value based care to the people of NSW. As part of the program, the CEC is using the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) collaborative methodology to help reduce serious harm from falls in hospitals; and to improve the safety of older persons.

The aim is to achieve a 5 per cent reduction in falls occurring in a health service area resulting in intracranial injury, fractured neck of femur or other fracture as a rate per 1000 occupied bed days by 30 June 2018.

The Falls in Hospital Quality Improvement Collaborative is comprised of three one day learning sessions with ongoing monthly coaching sessions provided to the teams in between the learning sessions to support the implementation of evidence based interventions. The first learning set was held in October 2017 with additional learning sets on 28 February and 30 May 2018.

Falls in Hospital (short version)
Leading Better Value Care

YouTube video (high resolution)

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Added Aug 2017