National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards mapping of second edition to first edition
Actions from the first edition of the NSQHS Standards have been mapped to the second edition.
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There are eight standards and 148 actions in the second edition of the NSQHS Standards, compared with 10 standards and 256 actions in the first edition. Approximately 66 per cent of actions in the second edition relate directly to actions from the first edition. Similar or related actions have been merged together to reduce duplication and simplify compliance.
The remaining 34 per cent of actions in the second edition of the NSQHS Standards is new content and includes mental health and cognitive impairment, health literacy, end-of-life care, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
There are no developmental actions in the second edition of the NSQHS Standards. Health service organisations may apply for actions to be classified ‘not applicable‘ if they are not relevant to the service they provide.