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Posted on 22 Jul 2019
Older people
Quality/safety improvement

This expression of interest has now closed.

In Victoria, more than 3000 hip replacements are performed each year. Around 3 per cent of patients who undergo this surgery have an unplanned return to hospital.

Data shows there is a large variation in unplanned readmission rates across different hospitals, ranging from 0.3% to 6.3%.  

Which is why we’re forming an expert working group to redesign the way we measure hip replacement readmissions.

Addressing variation

In Victoria, unplanned readmission rates after total hip replacement surgery are part of the performance management framework that public hospitals are assessed against.

The current measure does not capture why people have this surgery and the different reasons why they have an unplanned return to hospital.

To improve these performance measures and ensure they reflect best practice, we will review how this metric is calculated.

Our expert working group will be responsible for participating in round table discussions and providing recommendations.

Who are we looking for?

  • Clinical leaders across all disciplines involved in the care of patients with hip replacements
  • Consumers who are interested in improving the care provided in our public hospitals.

Why apply?

As a member of our expert working group you will:

  • provide leadership and advice on the metrics used to measure all public hospitals in Victoria
  • help improve health outcomes for people who undergo total hip replacement surgery.

How to apply

Download our information pack below to find out what's involved.

Submit your completed application to:

Applications close 5pm, Friday 16 August 2019.

More information

Jonathan Foo

Project Lead, Office of the Chief Clinical Officers

0402 595 125

Page last updated: 20 Aug 2019