Crohn's & Colitis Australia inflammatory bowel disease audit: measuring the quality of care in Australia.
Wayne Massuger, Gregory TC Moore, Jane M Andrews, Monique F Kilkenny, Megan Reyneke, Simon Knowles, Liz Purcell, George Alex, Stephanie Buckton, Amy T Page, Nigel Stocks, Don Cameron, Francesca Manglaviti, Paul Pavli
Intern Med J | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: Australia has among the highest prevalence of Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis in the world. Management of the chronic gastrointestinal disorders results in significant societal costs and the standard of care is inconsistent across Australia. AIM: To audit the quality of care received by patients admitted for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) across Australia against national IBD standards. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional survey and clinical audit was undertaken assessing organisational resources, clinical processes and outcome measures. This study was conducted in Australian hospitals that care for inpatients with Crohn disease or ulcerative colitis. The main outcome..View full abstract