National Consultation on the draft Cataract Clinical Care Standard

In collaboration with consumers, clinicians, researchers and health organisations, the Commission has developed a draft Cataract Clinical Care Standard. This work is in response to the recommendations in The Second Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation 2017.

A clinical care standard contains a small number of quality statements describing the clinical care that a patient should be offered for a specific clinical condition.

Each clinical care standard includes a set of indicators to support local monitoring of quality improvement activities. The final set of indicators will be accompanied by specifications to support consistent data collection.

A fact sheet for consumers and for clinicians and a summary of the evidence used in developing the standard are also provided for comment.


Consultation materials

The following materials are available for public consultation.

The Commission welcomes comments on these documents.


Submitting your response

Comments can be provided via online survey or by written submission. The consultation period will close at 11:59pm on Friday 5 April 2019.

Online survey

Complete the online survey for the draft Cataract Clinical Care Standard

Respond in writing

If you wish to provide a written submission, please see the consultation questions and instructions (PDF, 172KB).

Written submissions should address the consultation questions. Your response should be marked ‘Cataract Clinical Care Standard Consultation’ and can be sent by email to or by post to:

Cataract Clinical Care Standard Consultation
Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care
GPO Box 5480


Further information

A consultation report summarising the findings of this survey will be developed.  The details of responding organisations may be published in this report; however, no individual personal information will be reported.

If you have any questions or require further information about the draft Cataract Clinical Care Standard, please contact Mr Herbert Down, Program Director, on (02) 9126 3600 or