Safety and Quality > Our Work > Assessment to the NSQHS Standards > The Impact of the NSQHS Standards

The Commission produced the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards Impact Report to provide an overview of the changes associated with implementation of the first edition of the NSQHS Standards; a ground-breaking initiative that has improved the safety and quality of health care across Australia. The report  identifies areas where improvements have been made, as well as where further work is needed. It also documents associations between the implementation of the NSQHS Standards and improvements in healthcare processes and outcomes, and demonstrates that the scale and range of the associated improvements are significant.

The NSQHS Impact Report was released in May 2018.

NSQHS Impact Report


Additional resources were developed to highlight improvements to the safety and quality of health care across Australia:

NSQHS Highlights A4 Infographic.