Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research
Faculty of Health
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood Vic 3125
Eastern Health - Deakin University Nursing & Midwifery Research CentreThe Nursing & Midwifery Research Centre is a partnership between Deakin University and Eastern Health. It is located on Level 2, 5 Arnold St, Box Hill.
The Eastern Health-Deakin University Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre is a collaborative partnership that drives research to improve patient outcomes within the disciplines of nursing and midwifery. The partnership between Eastern Health and Deakin University commenced in 1999 and now incorporates all Eastern Health sites.
The Centre is led by Professor Julie Considine and supported by a highly skilled team of researchers from a range of backgrounds who are committed to excellence in healthcare through translating research findings into clinical practice
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Eastern Health treats the greatest number of public admitted patients of any other public health service. Eighty two per cent of Eastern Health's admissions to hospital relate to patients who live within our primary catchment area and a further ten per cent relate to patients who live within our secondary catchment area supporting the notion that Eastern Health is a health service which predominantly serves our communities in Melbourne's east.
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Current Research Activities
Our research is strongly focused on quality and safety in healthcare and comprises three major programs of research:
Areas of research interest to date include (but are not limited to) clinical decision making and evidence-based practice in general medical and surgical care, oncology, palliative and end-of-life care, emergency care, critical care, peri-operative and post-anaesthesia care, residential aged care, subacute care, and maternity and women's health.