Lessons for the Australian healthcare system from the Berwick report
The paper discusses the problems faced by the Australian healthcare system and the lessons it can learn from reports and inquiries conducted in Australia and England. The key recommendation highlighted in these reports is that the quality and safety of patient care should be prioritized above all other aims in the healthcare system. Performance targets and enforcement are not enough; a change in culture is needed to drive a system of care that is open to learning and correction, and where the patient's voice is always heard. The paper also mentions specific reports from Australia and England that address these issues.