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2008
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 2008 provides windows onto a range of safety and quality issues. It offers safety and quality insights in a number of settings and from various perspectives.

Chapters in this report include:

  • Healthcare Rights: Will patients’ rights be respected?
  • Patient Identification: Will patients be correctly identified?
  • Medication Safety: Will adverse drug events be reduced?
  • Handover: How is patient care transferred safely?
  • Healthcare Associated Infections: Can healthcare associated infections be prevented?
  • Open Disclosure: Will patients be told about things that go wrong in their health care?
  • Accreditation: What does accreditation of a health service mean for patient care?
  • Sentinel Event Reporting: What role can reporting serious adverse events play in improving the safety and quality of health care?
  • Information Strategy: What else do we need to know about the safety and quality of patient care?
2008
Publication, report or update
2008
Publication, report or update

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

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
2009
Publication, report or update

Testing and validating draft operating principles and technical standards for Australian Clinical Quality Registries.

2009
Publication, report or update

Testing and Validation of the Testing and Validation of the Draft Operating Principles Operating Principles and Technical Standards for and Technical Standards for Australian Clinical Quality Registries.

2009
Publication, report or update

 Testing and validating Draft Operating Principles and Technical Standards for Australian Clinical Quality Registries.

2009
Publication, report or update

Testing and Validating Draft Operating Principles and Technical Standards for Australian Clinical Quality Registries.

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