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2019
Publication, report or update

The HACs are identified using a combination of ICD-10-AM codes to identify the diagnosis and the condition onset flag (METeOR identifier: 354816) to indicate that the diagnosis occurred during the episode of admitted patient care.

Some HACs also require other codes to define the complication such as procedure and external cause codes.

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?
2019
Publication, report or update

This report provides a summary of findings from consumer and clinician focus groups and expert interviews undertaken to inform options for national public reporting standards of safety and quality in health care across public and private hospitals in Australia.

2019
Publication, report or update

This report provides a summary of findings from a literature review and environment scan undertaken to inform options for national public reporting standards of safety and quality in health care across public and private hospitals in Australia.

2019
Publication, report or update

Version 3, released April 2019.

The core hospital-based outcome indicators (CHBOIs) contain a range of indicators which have been developed to enhance safety and quality reporting and feedback.

2019
Publication, report or update
2019
Publication, report or update

This report draws on data from a wide range of sources, and includes information about key advances in safety and quality in Australia; prevalence of common safety risks to patients; action taken to identify and drive the delivery of appropriate care; and the Commission’s approach to supporting value based healthcare.

The analysis and data provided in this report are limited to public hospitals. The Commission is currently working with the private hospital sector to ensure the specified safety and quality indicators can be included in future reporting.