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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
Audit, monitoring or reporting tool

Two groupers have been developed to support the implementation of the hospital-acquired complications (HACs) list. These tools can be used by hospitals, health services and system managers to identify and monitor HACs.

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, face masks, ‘sideline guilt’, educational novels, safety for ethnic minority patients, medication safety, opioids, hospital discharge, patient expectations, emergency departments 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 and the USA’s AHRQ.

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
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, aged care, clinical variation, safe selection and storage of medications, telehealth for cancer care, telediagnosis, electronic medication systems, double-checking and medication administration errors, accreditation, paediatric hospice and palliative care, Staphylococcus aureus (SAB) and more

Also covered are the latest issues of Healthcare Policy and BMJ 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

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, informed consent (a new factsheet for clinicians), the economics of patient safety in long term care, governance for patient safety, sepsis, patient safety, harm, smart pumps and more

Also covered are latest issues of the American Journal of Medical Quality and the Journal of Health Services & Policy, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the latest from the UK’s NICE and the USA’s AHRQ.

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
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, harm in primary care, falls prevention, speaking truth to power, acute coronary syndromes and more.