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2018
Publication, report or update

Identifying patients who may be at risk of harm, and mitigating the risks for those patients is a core part of comprehensive care planning and treatment.

2018
Publication, report or update
2018
Publication, report or update

The quality statements for the Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prevention Clinical Care Standard were developed in collaboration with the Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Clinical Care Standard Topic Working Group and are based on best available evidence.

Literature searches are conducted by staff of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) at different stages of the development of a clinical care standard. The initial search for this clinical care standard took place in August 2016. A draft evidence summary was prepared, which was reviewed for completeness by the VTE Clinical Care Standard Topic Working Group. Subsequent searches were conducted as the clinical care standard was developed.

A summary of evidence sources for each draft quality statement is in this Evidence Sources document.

Pages 5 – 9 identify a high-level summary of all sources used across quality statements. Pages 10 – 25 provide more granular information for each quality statement, including page references for sources.

2004
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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

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?
2018
Publication, report or update

Adoption and utilisation of SNOMED CT-AU and AMT: Safe use of medicines – allergies and adverse drug reactions

2018
Publication, report or update

This document supports the implementation of the Osteoarthritis of the Knee Clinical Care Standard by highlighting what is known about the evidence, best practice and current practice, and the opportunities to bring these closer together.