NSQHS Standards Guide for day procedure services
The purpose of this guide is to assist day procedure services to align their patient safety and quality improvement programs using the framework of the NSQHS Standards (second edition). This guide will also assist individuals involved in the accreditation process.
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The key tasks, strategies, and use of examples of evidence and resources provided in this guide are not mandatory.
Day procedure services can choose improvement strategies that are specific to their local context. These strategies should be meaningful, useful and relevant to the organisation’s governance, structure, workforce and consumers.
Day procedure services that are part of a corporate group may need to refer to the implementation strategies recommended by the group’s governing body or management.
This guide includes examples of the kind of evidence a day procedure service may use to show that it meets each of the actions required for the NSQHS Standards. It is not expected that day procedure services will have all the listed examples of evidence in place. Day procedure services vary in size and structure, and will have different ways of developing and presenting evidence.