Open Forum: Atlas of Variation, Maps to Better Care

  • Event start: 9 May 2017 9:00am
  • Event end: 9 May 2017 4:00pm
  • Location: Te Papa, Wellington

Please join us for Atlas Variation: Maps to better care, the newest event of the Open Forum: International Speaker Series.

Professor Thérèse Stukel and Dr Dominik Von Stillfried will set the scene for a day focused on variations analyses, atlases of health care variation and how they can be used to address variation. Our international speakers will highlight the global discourse and trends with atlases and how they are being used to stimulate practice change.

The afternoon will focus on what is happening around our Aotearoa/New Zealand with examples of how the Health Quality and Safety Commission’s Atlas of Healthcare Variation is being used by national groups, district health board hospitals, primary health organisations and general practices.

Professor Thérèse Stukel, PhD (Canada/US)
Professor Therese Stukel

Professor Stukel is a biostatistician focusing on health services and health policy research. She was statistical director of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care and co-authored two influential publications on the US health care system demonstrating that higher health care spending did not lead to better outcomes, and a publication showing that, in Canada, higher-spending hospitals were associated with better outcomes for acute care patients. Current research interests are on the effects of health system resources and organisation on delivery of care and outcomes in Canada and the US, including international comparative studies. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles in medical and statistical journals. She was nominated as Fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2007.

Dr Dominik von Stillfried (Germany)

Dr Dominik von Stillfried

Dr von Stillfried is the managing director, Central Research Institute of Ambulatory Health Care in Germany (Zi). He has been involved for many years with the Wennberg International Collaborative, including leading its first policy conference. Starting in 2011, Zi and other research facilities in Germany have contributed to a growing body of work on regional variation. Zi publishes a web-based health atlas which covers a broad range of topics like antibiotic stewardship, diagnosis and treatment of dementia and other chronic diseases, ER utilisation, and the changing role of ambulatory vs inpatient care.


The draft programme will be available shortly. Please keep an eye on this page for all conference updates. We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration to attend: $50
Spaces are limited so please book early.


Last updated 22/05/2017