Effect of a National Standard for Deteriorating Patients on Intensive Care Admissions Due to Cardiac Arrest in Australia
Daryl Jones, Alice Bhasale, Michael Bailey, David Pilcher, Matthew H Anstey
Critical Care Medicine | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2018
Drs. Jones' and Bailey's institution received funding from Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC). Dr. Jones disclosed that the ACSQHC funded the statistical analysis, but had no access to the data, and no role in the analysis. Ms. Bhasale and Dr. Anstey provided comments on interpretation of results, but the final interpretation was up to authors Drs. Jones, Bailey, and Pilcher. He disclosed that he is an honorary advisor to ACSQHC, and he disclosed government work. Ms. Bhasale disclosed work for hire, and she disclosed that the ACSQHC is an independent statutory authority jointly funded by the Australian, state, and territory governments. The Commission is responsible for developing the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards, the impact of which are described in this investigation. The Commission funded the data analysis as part of funding received through the Australian Government Department of Health. As an employee of the Commission, she participated in the work as part of her employment, but neither she nor the Commission had any role in designing or conducting the analysis. Dr. Anstey disclosed that this work is derived from an evaluation of the National Standards in Australia, funded by the ACSQHC. He was an employee of the Commission as a medical advisor; however, this work is an unfunded extension of that evaluation. Dr. Pilcher has disclosed that he does not have any potential conflicts of interest.