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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.

2020
Template, survey or form

A referral template for clinicians when referring patients for consideration for a colonoscopy. The template outlines relevant required information to support decision-making as described in Quality Statement 1 of the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard.

2020
Other resource

A list of the Cataract Clinical Care Standard Topic Working Group members. 

2020
Spreadsheet or data set

List of Topic Working Group members for Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard.  

Updated August 2020.

2020
Other resource

List of Topic Working Group members for the Low Back Pain Clinical Care Standard.  

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, opioid stewardship, the draft Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard, person-centred team-based care, electronic health records, diagnostic performance, weekend admissions, paediatric adverse events, and more.

Also covered: the latest issue of Health Affairs, 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
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This fact sheet explains what the Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standard means for clinicians and for patient care.

2020
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This consumer guide explains what the Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standard means for consumers, and what they can do to have an active role in their care.

2020
Publication, report or update

The 2020 Antimicrobial Stewardship Clinical Care Standard describes the key components of care for patients who have an infection or who or at risk of an infection. It contains eight quality statements and ten indicators.