Assistant Professor Dr Kasia Bail is an internationally acclaimed academic and registered nurse based in Canberra, Australia.
Dr Bail’s research expertise relates to the three highest health expenditures in first world countries: older people, hospitals and nursing. Her research aims to improve the sustainability of acute care delivery for ageing populations by providing evidence to improve quality and efficiency of complex care. She uses qualitative, quantitative and cost analysis methods of inquiry, and has investigated state-level hospital patient outcome data, health information system implementation, hospital nursing policies, aged care nurse practitioners, prognosis communication and hospital dementia services. Dr Bail’s high quality publications have significant citations, demonstrating excellence and broad impact as reviewed by multidisciplinary international academic peers, and she has been awarded more than $700,000 in research funding to conduct this work.
Her 2016 award winning PhD is well recognised in international circles and is being used in the European development of missed care analysis in order to better understand and cost the current prevalence of nursing care rationing.
Dr Bail continues to works clinically on a monthly basis, and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate Registered Nurses. She uses these broad insights into the delivery of care to identify, explore and advocate for system improvements, and is ultimately driven by needless suffering she sees in vulnerable populations.
Dr Bail recognises the need for ongoing multidisciplinary research, analysis and discussion at state, national and international levels to have long lasting practice change.