Friday, June 03, 2005

Focus on: CSSP

The Clinical Support Systems Program (CSSP) has been a joint initiative of The Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing.

The CSSP investigated how best to facilitate the uptake of “best practice” by clinicians and, in particular, how improved clinical support systems including information systems could contribute to this.

It was fundamentally about processes of change in clinical practice and in the systems of care provision.

The CSS model to improve the quality of care combines two methodologies (Evidence-Based Medicine and Clinical Practice Improvement) to embed the best available evidence routinely in clinical practice.

The CSSP successfully tested the CSS model through four consortia around Australia.

New projects:

The College has generated a unique web-based tool that provides a practical introduction to the CSS model and draws heavily on the experiences of clinicians involved in the CSSP.

Learn more:

Medical Journal of Australia Supplement

Summary Report on the CSSP

Final Evaluation Report of the CSSP