PPP072 - Is your postcode making you sick? The Australian Atlas of Health Variation
Kristin and Jane caught up with Professor Anne Duggan, a gastroenterologist, and Meredith Page, a pharmacist, who work at the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
We spoke about:
What is healthcare variation and why do we measure it?
Is variation necessarily a bad thing?
How does Australia compare internationally with what is measured in our Atlas, for example medication use or surgery?
How measuring healthcare variation can be used to enact change