The Sax Institute regularly commissions researchers to conduct rapid reviews of evidence and other evaluations through our Knowledge Exchange program. You can sign up to our Radar database to be notified of upcoming reviews.

Current expressions of interest

The Sax Institute is commissioning a rapid review of evidence about serious incident investigation and management. Expressions of interest close on 21 March 2019.

The review will address the following questions:
1. What systems or methods are commonly used to investigate and review serious clinical incidents in hospitals?
2. Which of the systems or methods outlined in Question 1 have been demonstrated to be effective to reduce patient harms?
3. Across the systems and methods identified in Question 2, what enablers or barriers have been determined to contribute to or hinder effectiveness?

A draft report is required by 14 May 2019 and a final report by 10 June 2019.

If you would like a copy of the project brief, please contact Jillian Hutchinson by email: or on (02) 9188 9595 or Gabriel Moore by email: or on (02) 9188 9539.

If this review is not of interest to you please feel free to forward this opportunity to colleagues working in this area.