August 2015.

In this month’s e-Bulletin, we look at how the “human factors” approach adopted by the aviation industry has the potential to change the way the healthcare industry addresses safety issues.

We also meet one of the 2015 HARC scholars, Katinka Moran, from the Bureau of Health Information, who recently travelled to Canada and the UK to investigate how to optimise online reporting of healthcare performance data for wide-ranging audiences.

Our research section features new findings on stroke, including a study that raises questions about early mobilisation of stroke patients. And on the ever-fraught issue of hospital admissions and discharges, we look at an Australian study that shows GPs do not understand many of the abbreviations commonly used in hospital discharge letters.

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Megan Howe
Editor, HARC e-Bulletin