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2008
Publication, report or update
2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on the Australian Register of Clinical Registries, general practice, communication, costs, alarms, overdiagnosis, and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of Healthcare Quarterly, Australian Health Review, Health Affairs, and the Journal of Patient Safety & Risk Management and the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on listening to patients, patient safety in marginalised groups, intravenous medication errors, smart infusion pumps and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of Health Affairs along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on patient safety recommendations for COVID-19, Delphi method consultations, opioid prescribing, low-value care, team huddles, disclosure, diagnostic errors and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of Australian Health Review 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
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, developmental language disorder, diagnostic errors in the COVID-19 era, team communication after an error, patient feedback and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care 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 NIHR (National Institute for Health and Research) and the USA’s AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality).

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, face masks, medical devices, public health emergency preparedness and response, antimicrobial stewardship, carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales and more.

Also covered are the latest issues the Journal of Patient Experience along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, environmental cleaning and infection prevention and control, Clostridioides difficile (CDI) infection, Staphylococcus aureus (SAB) prevention, virtual health care, open disclosure, long-term care, and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of Australian Journal of Primary Health, and Pediatric Quality & Safety, and 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 and the USA’s AHRQ.

2020
Publication, report or update

A report reviewing the implementation of the Australian Open Disclosure Framework identifying perceived implementation gaps, areas for improvement, and suggested strategies at a national, state and territory, and health service organisation level.

2009
Publication, report or update

In March 2009, the Commission published a paper on the use of observation charts to recognise clinical deterioration.

2008
Publication, report or update

In June 2008, the Commission published a paper related to recognising and responding to clinical deterioration of patients.

2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the minimum requirements for Actions 8.5, 8.6 b, c, d and e and 8.12 that health service organisations must undertake to demonstrate work towards establishing effective processes for recognising and responding to deterioration in a person’s mental state.

2020
Publication, report or update

This report presents the first national epidemiological snapshot of sepsis and its impact on Australians and was prepared by Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research,  Australian Institute of Health Innovation,  Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia .

2020
Publication, report or update

A literature review to better understand the use of antipsychotic medicines for people aged 65 years and over.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, health literacy in children and youth, patient safety improvement, specialist referrals, Baby Friendly Health Initiative, supporting nurses and midwives, maternity care, accreditation and rights, rapid response teams, digital health and more

Also covered are latest issues of the International Journal for Quality in Health, Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management, and Australian Health Review, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health and the latest from the UK’s NIHR.

2020
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

The Escalation Mapping Template (EMT) is a quality improvement tool to assess the efficacy of health service providers’ systems to recognise and respond to deterioration in a person’s mental state.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, the new Patient Placement Guide – Infection Prevention and Control, the new Escalation Mapping Template (to assist health service organisations to assess the efficacy of their systems for recognising and responding to deterioration in a person’s mental state), a UK report into the lapses of care for a very young child, medication safety and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of Public Health Research & Practice, Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management, Health Affairs, Healthcare Papers, and Health Services Research, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the USA’s AHRQ.

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.

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.