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2004
Publication, report or update

A National Standard for credentialling and defining the scope of clinical practice of medical practitioners, for use in public and private hospitals

2008
Publication, report or update

This project investigates the current use and potential benefits of technological solutions to patient misidentification in the Australian healthcare setting and its application to safety and quality to the Commission.

2008
Publication, report or update

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care reports annually on the state of healthcare safety and quality in Australia.

The Windows into Safety and Quality in Health Care 2008 provides windows onto a range of safety and quality issues. It offers safety and quality insights in a number of settings and from various perspectives.

Chapters in this report include:

  • Healthcare Rights: Will patients’ rights be respected?
  • Patient Identification: Will patients be correctly identified?
  • Medication Safety: Will adverse drug events be reduced?
  • Handover: How is patient care transferred safely?
  • Healthcare Associated Infections: Can healthcare associated infections be prevented?
  • Open Disclosure: Will patients be told about things that go wrong in their health care?
  • Accreditation: What does accreditation of a health service mean for patient care?
  • Sentinel Event Reporting: What role can reporting serious adverse events play in improving the safety and quality of health care?
  • Information Strategy: What else do we need to know about the safety and quality of patient care?
2008
Publication, report or update

Report by Access Economics Pty Limited for The Australia and New Zealand Working Party on the Management and Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism.

2011
Publication, report or update

A supplement to Electronic Medication Management Systems: A Guide to Safe Implementation

2011
Publication, report or update

This report, Windows into Safety and Quality in Health Care 2011, builds upon the previous years’ Windows reports and offers perspectives on a range of healthcare safety and quality matters in a number of settings. In part, it provides a review of the activities of the past five years. It also anticipates some of the emerging issues and challenges that the Commission may address, including the culture of health care, the importance of patient-centred care, and safety and quality in primary care. For the first time, we are including a perspective of safety and quality in mental health care.

The Windows into Safety and Quality in Health Care 2011 report draws attention to the importance, and challenges, of implementing improvements to the safety and quality of health care. It also highlights some of the experiences and learnings from the Commission’s activities in developing implementation resources and in supporting safety and quality implementation.

Chapters in this report include:

  • The challenge of implementation: the theory and science of changing practice to improve health care
  • Supporting local implementation
  • Developing a positive safety culture
  • Improving safety and quality through partnerships with patients and consumers
  • Improving safety and quality in mental health care
  • Patient safety in primary health care
  • Supporting safety in e-health
  • Improving surveillance of healthcare associated infection