The Commission works in partnership with patients, carers, clinicians, the Australian, state and territory health systems, the private sector, managers and healthcare organisations to achieve a safe, high-quality and sustainable health system.
Key functions of the Commission include: developing national safety and quality standards, developing clinical care standards to improve the implementation of evidence-based health care, coordinating work in specific areas to improve outcomes for patients, and providing information, publications and resources about safety and quality.
The Commission works in four priority areas:
- Patient safety
- Partnering with patients, consumers and communities
- Quality, cost and value
- Supporting health professionals to provide care that is informed, supported and organised to deliver safe and high-quality care