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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.

2009
Publication, report or update
2021
Publication, report or update

The PBS HMC Implementation Guide aims to assist healthcare organisations to implement the PBS HMC at a local level. 

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Hospital Medication Chart (PBS HMC) is a national standardised medication chart that allows the prescribing, administration, claiming and supply of PBS and non-PBS medicines directly from the chart without the need for a separate paper prescription.

2021
Publication, report or update

In Australia and across the global community, organisations have gathered evidence and/or developed advice on the management of COVID-19. A list of links to COVID-19 guidance is presented here and will be updated regularly. This list is prepared to support the delivery of safe and quality care during the COVID-19 pandemic and is not an endorsement by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Last updated 4 February 2021

2021
Publication, report or update

This issue includes items on COVID-19, sepsis, acute behavioural disturbance antimicrobial prescribing, antimicrobial stewardship, dementia, pathology, stakeholder/consumer engagement, adverse drug events, medication safety, Clostridioides difficile, patient safety in prehospital care, and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Journal of Patient Safety and Health Affairs, along with the latest online papers from International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE and NIHR and the USA’s AHRQ.

2021
Publication, report or update
2021
Publication, report or update

This report outlines the findings and recommendations from the 2020 National Standard Medication Chart (NSMC) national audit.

2021
Publication, report or update

Labels for dispensed medicines are important for communicating medicine-related information to consumers and ensuring effective medicine use. The dispensed medicine label must include the essential information the consumer needs to take their medicines safely and effectively.