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2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify the applicability of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific actions in the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

2020
Publication, report or update

This report describes the findings of a national stocktake of health resources developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, undertaken by the Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia (CIRCA).

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, cultural safety, codeine re-scheduling, psychotropic medicines in residential aged care facilities (RACFs), public reporting of performance data and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of BMJ Quality & Safety and 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 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
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, mental health and substance use, inpatient harm, health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, nursing care, communication and resolution, open disclosure, and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of BMJ Quality & Safety 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) and the USA’s AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality).

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide guidance to health service organisations when establishing processes to accurately identify and record Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status.

2020
Publication, report or update

The purpose of this systematic literature review was to examine the causes that contribute to leave events from health care services and understand the current recommendations that may reduce rates of leave events for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, post-pandemic health care, Aboriginal health, co-production, patient-centred care, medication errors in the ICU, safety culture, review methodologies, and more

Also covered are the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health along with the latest from the UK’s NICE and NIHR.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, including translated consumer fact sheets on face masks, Clostridoides difficile infection, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHO), leadership, ambulatory care and more.

Also covered are latest issues of Nursing Leadership, BMJ Quality & Safety  and Pediatric Quality & Safety, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health and the latest from the UK’s NICE.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, surgical prophylaxis, antimicrobial prescribing and antimicrobial resistance, patient journeys, statins, hospital medication errors, culture, Indigenous health workforce, precision medicine, unnecessary hospitalisations, and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, the American Journal of Medical Quality, the Journal for Healthcare Quality and the Patient Experience Journal, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health and the latest from the UK’s NICE and NIHR and the USA’s ARHQ.

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.