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2020
Publication, report or update

The Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard was amended in 2020. The update included the addition of a fourth indicator for sessile serrated adenoma detection.

 

2020
Publication, report or update

This Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Clinical Care Standard was developed by the Commission in collaboration with consumers, clinicians, researchers and health service organisations. It complements existing efforts, including state and territory-based initiatives, which support the prevention of hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism (HA-VTE) in hospital and follow-up care in the community.

The standard was updated in January 2020. Amendments included a review and update of hyperlinks in the document, and guidance regarding dosing of medicines used to help prevent VTE in obese people (Quality statements 1 and 5).

An Implementation Guide for the Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Clinical Care Standard was released in December 2020.

2020
Advisory

The intent of this advisory is to:

  • Standardise processes across accrediting agencies for assessing applications for extensions to general practices’ accreditation status.
  • Clarify that changes to the accreditation cycle, including backdating the commencement date, is not permitted.
2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to standardise requirements for assessment of general practices that physically relocate premises during an accreditation cycle.

2020
Advisory

To describe the requirements for accrediting agencies to notify the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) and relevant state and territory health care complaints bodies of significant risks of patient harm that pose an ongoing risk to public health and safety that are identified during the assessment of general practices.

2020
Template, survey or form

A referral template for clinicians when referring patients for consideration for a colonoscopy. The template outlines relevant required information to support decision-making as described in Quality Statement 1 of the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on women’s health, human rights, general practice, mental health, culture, medication safety, clinical quality registries  and more.

Also covered are new issues of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Healthcare Quarterly, Healthcare Papers, Health Affairs, and BMJ Leader, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from NICE and the National Institute for Health Research in the UK.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on infection prevention and control, over-diagnosis and over-treatment of the frail elderly, patient feedback, multimorbidity, clinician engagement, person-centred learning health systems, patient-physician relationship, medication safety, blood management and more.

Also covered are new issues of the Journal for Healthcare Quality and the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest guidance from NICE and in the UK.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on shift work in health care, sepsis in children, quality and safety, shared decision making, pregnancy care, patient engagement, antibiotic management and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of the Australian Journal of Primary Health along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on patient safety practices, potentially preventable readmissions, patient and family engagement, transitions of care, homelessness, medication safety, medication reconciliation and Hepatitis C virus and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of Public Health Research & Practice along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on value-based care and health equity, burnout, patient expectations, difficult conversations and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of the American Journal of Medical along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE.

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

This fact sheet provides important information for clinicians to consider when discussing advance care plans with patients and sets out the actions that directly relate to advance care planning in the NSQHS Standards.

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

This fact sheet provides information for day procedure services about processes and practices that facilitate comprehensive care suitable to their setting and the patient population.

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

This fact sheet provides information for clinicians to consider when planning for patient discharge. 

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

Health service organisations are required to develop and implement systems and processes that support patient-clinician discussions about the patient’s preferences for care in the future, to document advance care plans, and to act on advance care plans as part of comprehensive care delivery and for the NSQHS Standards.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, bundled payments, integrated health and social care, shared decision making, telemedicine, clinical quality registries and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Pediatric Quality & Safety, the Journal of Patient Experience, the Patient Experience Journal and the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, racism, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kidney care, General Practice Pharmacists, quality, unplanned readmissions and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, The Journal for Healthcare Quality, Healthcare Quarterly and Health Affairs along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE.

2020
Publication, report or update

This report presents the first national epidemiological snapshot of sepsis and its impact on Australians and was prepared by Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research,  Australian Institute of Health Innovation,  Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia .

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, developmental language disorder, diagnostic errors in the COVID-19 era, team communication after an error, patient feedback and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NIHR (National Institute for Health and Research) and the USA’s AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality).

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, cognitive impairment, personalised medicine, integrated care and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of the Australian Health Review and Health Affairs along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence).