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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.

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
2013
Poster or graphic

A flow chart describing key steps of an open disclosure process.

2013
Fact sheet or brochure
2013
Publication, report or update

Report summarises research and policy (1976-2012) that address patient‐clinician communication.  

2013
Publication, report or update

The purpose of this background paper was to present a précis of the policy and clinical framework for end-of-life care within the Australian acute healthcare setting and as interpreted by consumers, clinicians and policy makers in 2013.

2013
Guide, user guide or guidelines