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