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2008
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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.

2019
Publication, report or update

Updated review of peer-reviewed and grey literature on mental state deterioration published since the completion of Recognising Signs of Deterioration in a Person's Mental State: Final Report.

2019
Publication, report or update
2019
Publication, report or update

The Commission’s employment terms and conditions are detailed in its enterprise agreement made and approved under Part 2-4 of the Fair Work Act 2009.

2019
Publication, report or update
2019
Publication, report or update

The Commission maintains a commitment to building a positive working environment where people are treated with courtesy and respect, and this is reflected in the 2019 census results.

The 2019 census results show:

  • strengths in staff commitment to and belief in the purpose of the Commission,
  • a high regard for supervisors and performance of work groups, and
  • excellent opportunities available to staff to attend learning and development programs. 

Opportunities and initiatives were identified in the areas of  internal communication, job satisfaction and career progression, supporting managers to address under-performance, innovation and risk.

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
2019
Publication, report or update

The HACs are identified using a combination of ICD-10-AM codes to identify the diagnosis and the condition onset flag (METeOR identifier: 354816) to indicate that the diagnosis occurred during the episode of admitted patient care.

Some HACs also require other codes to define the complication such as procedure and external cause codes.