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Association of Hospital Workload Indicators with Adverse Events: A Retrospective Analysis of Hospital Episode Data

Bazarganigilani, Mahdi (2017) Association of Hospital Workload Indicators with Adverse Events: A Retrospective Analysis of Hospital Episode Data. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

The high prevalence of Adverse Events (AEs) in Australian hospitals and their effects on patient outcomes is a major concern among healthcare service organizations and authorities. The contributing factors which exacerbate this situation, such as the effect of intensified hospital workload on AEs have not been adequately examined in the previous literature. The few studies that have concentrated on the association of hospital workload with AEs have methodological drawbacks due to insufficient numbers of Hospital Workload Indicators (HWIs) employed and the limitation of dimensions that include different types of HWIs. This thesis aims to examine the association of HWIs with AEs using indicators drawn from a hospital episode dataset.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: hospitals, hospital-acquired complications, patients, hospital episode datasets, classification of hospital-acquired diagnoses, CHADx, medication errors, harm, health care, quality of care, service delivery, adverse outcomes, Australia
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Health and Biomedicine
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2017 04:52
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2017 04:52
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/32616
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