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Activity description

75191 - Avant webinar: Reducing your risk - Practical strategies from the science of reliability

Avant Insurance Limited

In this webinar Dr O'Brien will examine the practical strategies busy doctors can utilise in their practice to reduce their risk and improve quality and safety utilising some of the key insights from reliability science.

Relevance to General Practice

Through extraordinary innovation and advances in technology, modern healthcare has utilised the scientific method to produce life transforming interventions for patients. There is now an expectation that this same scientific rigour will be applied to ensure that all care is implemented as safely and reliably as possible. The serious burden of avoidable adverse outcomes and the associated patient dissatisfaction arising from failures of reliable delivery means that understanding and utilising the science of reliability is now a significant risk

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe some of the key insights from reliability science as they apply to busy clinical practice
  2. List some practical and simple strategies to reduce risk and improve quality and safety in healthcare delivery
  3. Identify strategies to reduce adverse outcomes in clinical practice

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
  • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • The conduct of the consultation is appropriate to the needs of the patient and the sociocultural context

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
  • The impacts of the social determinants of health are identified and addressed

D4. Professional and ethical role
  • Professional knowledge and skills are effectively shared with others

D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Medico-legal requirements are integrated into accurate documentation

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Adult health
  • Care of older people
  • Children and young people health
  • Doctor's health
  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Men's health
  • Pregnancy care
  • Refugee and asylum seeker health
  • Residential care
  • Sex, sexuality, gender diversity and health
  • Women's health

Session summary


Sunday 1 Jan 2017 12:00am - Tuesday 31 Dec 2019 5:00pm

This activity is readily available at any time








Only available to members

Target Audience


For more information contact...

Ruth Crampton
T: 0390265969