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2015
Publication, report or update

The Consensus Statement describes 10 essential elements for the provision of end-of-life care in settings where acute care is provided.

2009
Publication, report or update

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

2015
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This guide explains what the 10 elements for safe and high-quality end-of-life care mean for you as a patient, and for families, carers and consumers.

2008
Publication, report or update

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

2015
Publication, report or update
2009
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 2009 provides windows onto a range of safety and quality issues and continues to report on sentinel events. It offers safety and quality insights in a number of settings and from various perspectives.

Improving healthcare safety and quality is a vital activity because it has a real and powerful impact for patients. A number of chapters reflect on the role of measuring and reporting in improving healthcare safety and quality.

Chapters in this report include:

  • Recognising and responding to clinical deterioration
  • Antimicrobial stewardship
  • Learning from complaints
  • Safety and quality in general practice
  • Sentinel Event and other reporting for patient safety
  • Measuring hospital mortality: using Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios in Australia
  • Measuring and reporting on safety and quality in hospitals
  • Impact of clinical registries