ANZBA in collaboration with Monash University continues to move forward with the Burns Quality Improvement Program. The first step has been the reformation of the Quality Indicator Working Party in August. The task of the QI Working Party is to analyse the clinical quality indicators in the Burn Registry Australia & New Zealand’s (BRANZ) for completeness and validity. Once complete, this will allow for credible comparison and de-identified benchmarking across Australian & New Zealand burn centres, the development of standards of care and establishing clinical outcomes of burns patients.
The aims of BQIP are to use BRANZ data to assist burn centres to monitor individual performance against de-identified peers and bi-national standards, and provide a framework which will facilitate local quality improvement initiatives to improve performance and patient outcomes.
The program will include risk adjusted comparison of quality indicator performance, and an educational framework to encourage units to implement changes that will improve performance and practice including education on audit and loop closure and showcasing high performers.
Thanks to all those who have volunteered as members of the QI Working party and assisting with this important piece of work.