Monash Clinical Registries

Monitoring variation in healthcare is known to support best practice and improve quality of care. However, challenges exist in developing and accessing appropriate data sets on which to undertake clinical quality benchmarking. Clinical registries are increasingly recognised as credible, effective and feasible tools to measure variation and drive quality improvement at the national and jurisdictional health system levels.

The School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine has extensive experience in the establishment and maintenance of clinical registries. These registries collect an identical minimum data set from patients treated in multiple hospitals or clinics throughout the country. Consistency is ensured through the use of identical definitions and data collection procedures.