Fact Sheet 12: Assessment framework for safety and quality systems
By using a standardised structured assessment method, health service organisations and assessors can be confident all components of safety and quality systems are comprehensively evaluated, and that assessments are based on evidence of actual performance from observations, interviews and records.
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The Commission has developed an Assessment Framework for Safety and Quality Systems (the Framework) to improve the effectiveness, rigour and consistency of assessment to the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. It incorporates a structured assessment method, called the PICMoRS Method, which can be used to comprehensively review the processes that make up the safety and quality systems specified in the NSQHS Standards.