F4: What is the level of evidence-based care delivered to Australian children?

Friday 20 September 2019

Despite the availability of clinical practice guidelines which promote the uptake of evidence into practice and care standardization, patients continue to receive care that is not in line with the evidence and this is rarely measured. I will present the results of Australian CareTrack Kids, the largest study of the level of evidence-based care delivered to children in the world.

I will discuss barriers to both evidenced-based care delivery, and its ongoing measurement.

After this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand how to develop robust indicators that measure evidenced-based care at the population level.

  2. Reflect on the level of evidence-based care delivered in their jurisdiction in light of our study’s results.

  3. Understand the main large scale barriers to evidence-based care being delivered.

Peter Hibbert, Program Manager, Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), Macquarie University; Australia