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2021
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The PBS HMC Implementation Guide aims to assist healthcare organisations to implement the PBS HMC at a local level. 

2014
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2021
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January 2018 V1.2.

2014
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2021
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In Australia and across the global community, organisations have gathered evidence and/or developed advice on the management of COVID-19. A list of links to COVID-19 guidance is presented here and will be updated regularly. This list is prepared to support the delivery of safe and quality care during the COVID-19 pandemic and is not an endorsement by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Last updated 4 February 2021

2021
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This issue includes items on COVID-19, sepsis, acute behavioural disturbance antimicrobial prescribing, antimicrobial stewardship, dementia, pathology, stakeholder/consumer engagement, adverse drug events, medication safety, Clostridioides difficile, patient safety in prehospital care, and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Journal of Patient Safety and Health Affairs, along with the latest online papers from International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE and NIHR and the USA’s AHRQ.

2021
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The Commission maintains a commitment to strengthening and actively promoting a positive and inclusive workplace culture which is reflected in the 2020 census results.

The Commission had a strong response rate of 74% and the results were positive, with significant improvements in areas including:

  • Job satisfaction
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Wellbeing.

There was also recognition of how well the Commission adapted its work practices and was able to respond to changing priorities due to COVID-19.

Opportunities and initiatives have been identified in the areas of internal communication, wellbeing and workplace bullying, harassment and discrimination.

2021
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The Fourth Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation 2021 covers six clinical areas. Read more about variation in rates of polypharmacy.