The CareTrack Kids project is supported by collaborative partners and will investigate the appropriateness and safety of healthcare received by children. This project will, for the first time examine the appropriateness of the care provided in Australia for 16 common conditions, barriers that prevent appropriate delivery and measure the frequency and nature of adverse events involving children in our healthcare system, offering a unique opportunity to address safety deficiencies. The ultimate aim is efficient, safe and effective delivery of healthcare to children in Australia.
CareTrack Kids is a collaborative partnership between the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI) at Macquarie University, University of South Australia, Bupa Health Foundation, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network, NSW Kids and Families, Children’s Health Queensland, the South Australian Department of Health, and the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission, and is supported by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. It is funded through NHMRC partnership grant (proposal no. APP1065898).
CareTrack Kids is funded by Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and supported by peak national and state bodies responsible for paediatric care.
The Chief Investigators leading the research are:
Phone: 0414 253 461
General Practitioners and Paediatricians located within the CareTrack Kids target areas of Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia are invited to participate in the study which will investigate for the first time, the appropriateness of healthcare provided to Australian children 0 - 16 years.
The study will undertake a retrospective medical record review of care provided in 2012 - 2013 for sixteen common conditions to:
CareTrack Kids has been declared by the Commonwealth of Australia as a quality assurance activity providing statutory immunity under part VC of the Health Insurance Act (1973), protecting the identities of all providers and participants. For further detailed information go to the FAQ
CME Points can be awarded to healthcare providers consenting to join the study and by participating in the associated Adverse Events Education Program to be provided by the CareTrack Kids Program Manager Mr Peter Hibbert.