Learning from Preventable Deaths: A Prospective Evaluation of Reforms to Coroners' Recommendation Powers in Victoria
Grant number: LP100100307 | Funding period: 2010 - 2013
Coroners in Australia investigate nearly 13,000 deaths each year and have a unique vantage point on health and safety risks. The public as a whole will benefit from information that helps translate those insights into system changes that work to prevent injuries and accidents from occurring. This project is designed to produce such information. It will also serve stakeholders at several other levels. By illuminating circumstances in which coroners recommendations produce positive change, project findings will help coroners shape and disseminate their prevention messages for maximum effect. Also, for states interested in modifying or boosting coroners' recommendation powers, our findings will..View full description
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What happens to coroners' recommendations for improving public health and safety? Organisational responses under a mandatory response regime in Victoria, Australia
Georgina Sutherland, Celia Kemp, Lyndal Bugeja, Graham Sewell, Jane Pirkis, David M Studdert
BACKGROUND: Several countries of the British Commonwealth, including Australia and the United Kingdom, vest in coroners the power ..