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2006
Publication, report or update
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?
2010
Publication, report or update
2010
Publication, report or update
2010
Publication, report or update

In 2008 and 2009, the Commission published Windows into Safety and Quality in Health Care which offers a broad review of safety and quality issues in a number of areas.

This report, Windows into Safety and Quality in Health Care 2010, builds upon these previous reports and offers insight into a range of healthcare safety and quality matters in a number of settings and from various perspectives. For the first time, we are including a perspective on services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Windows into Safety and Quality in Health Care 2010 report also highlights learning from the experiences of patients, recognising and responding to clinical deterioration, National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and their future role, and examines improved reporting for safety.

Chapters in this report include:

  • Improving safety and quality by learning from the experience of patients
  • Addressing antibiotic resistance
  • Safe and high quality health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: A perspective from the Kanyini Vascular Collaboration
  • Recognising and responding to clinical deterioration
  • Changing practice through improving clinical handover
  • Accreditation, change and improved quality of patient care
  • Preventing falls in older people
  • Improving medication safety
  • Reporting for safety: Use of hospital data to monitor and improve patient safety