Tag: risk

Integrating Primary and Secondary Healthcare Systems

Data from primary and secondary care has the potential to enhance the accuracy of decision making in healthcare. However, due to the fragmented nature of the health system, this information is often siloed, making it difficult for clinicians to access and share with other providers. If healthcare data across primary and secondary sectors complemented each …

Building a surgical outcome calculator for New Zealand patients

For patients and clinicians, deciding whether to go ahead with major surgery or not can be difficult. Your surgeon and anaesthetist will discuss both the benefits and risks of having surgery to help with the shared decision making process. In the past, many clinicians have found it difficult to accurately assess the risk of having …

HOPE: Health Outcomes Prediction Engine

Currently, treatment decisions for elective surgery are currently based on clinicians’ assessments of the benefits the surgery will bring to the patient. This assessment is derived from the clinicians’ personal experience and knowledge of published evidence of effectiveness. In New Zealand, eligibility for surgery is based on a prioritisation score derived from this clinical assessment …