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The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care’s role includes recommending national data sets, and health information standards for safety and quality.

Our current projects are:

Healthcare Associated Infection Data set specification (DSS) (version 4.0)

The purpose of this data set specification (DSS) is to support a comprehensive surveillance program of healthcare associated infections (HAI). This DSS supports consistent local collection of HAI data, and embeds national definitions for key elements. This DSS is intended to promote and support consistent collection of reliable, comparable HAI surveillance data.

Core information components: structured requests and reports for Healthcare Associated Infections

The core information components of structured microbiology requests and reports for healthcare associated infections have been developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care as a best practice health information standard. This work is a building block for the Commission’s national approach to surveillance of HAI.