About Us

The Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research (QPS) is led by Deakin's School of Nursing and Midwifery.  Our vision is to be a world leader in applied health service research, with a focus on knowledge translation, particularly in relation to clinical care, quality and patient safety.  

QPS Broad Objectives 2013-2015

To produce world-leading research that has a positive impact on the communities we serve as well

To directly impact the quality, safety and experience of patient care through effective knowledge translation as contributing to the University's world rankings and ERA outcomes;

To build on strategic local, national and international collaborations in the areas of care quality and patient safety

To build sustainable research capacity, particularly among early and mid-career researchers

QPS researchers enjoy productive national and international collaborations with researchers from the disciplines of medicine, psychology, health economics, and biostatistics; and are part of a comprehensive clinical partnership network, which spans public and private healthcare sectors in urban, regional and rural areas.

Work with key organisations to inform and develop ethical thinking, decision making, practices and policy development in health services and community care

Key Defining Goal: To achieve designation as a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) for Research and Training in Patient Safety and Quality Care

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