Comprehensive care

Delivering comprehensive care in alignment with the Comprehensive Care Standard is about ensuring that health care provided is informed by a person's clinical and personal needs and preferences, is shaped by shared decisions, and is planned and delivered in partnership with the multidisciplinary team.

Comprehensive care involves teams of health professionals working together and communicating effectively to plan, manage and coordinate care with the patient. It requires health service organisations to have systems and processes in place to support this, and to foster a collaborative and person-centred culture.