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2021
Publication, report or update

The Low Back Pain Clinical Care Standard contains eight quality statements and twelve indicators to guide quality care in low back pain, and is accompanied by supporting resources. These materials are available for consultation.

2021
Fact sheet or brochure

Antibiograms are tables of antimicrobial susceptibilities compiled according to a specific set of standards. The information provided supports clinicians working with their local antimicrobial stewardship teams to improve clinical practice in regard to infections. 

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, antimicrobial stewardship in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, safety incidents, urgent and emergency care, medication reviews, and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of Clinical Communiqué, Future Leaders Communiqué, BMJ Quality & Safety, the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, the Journal of Patient Safety Health, the Journal for Healthcare Quality, BMJ Leader, and the Journal of Patient Experience, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE and NIHR and the USA’s AHRQ.

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, residential aged care, ‘never events’, peer support for health care workers, and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of Healthcare Quarterly, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE and NIHR and the USA’s AHRQ.

2021
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The APAS – OrgTRx Quick Reference Guide provides instructions for APAS contributors on how to create and export formatted antibiograms. 

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, “second victims” of adverse events, wrong site surgery, diagnostic safety and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of Pediatric Quality & Safety, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE and the USA’s AHRQ.

2021
Newsletter

This is our 500th issue and includes a foreword written by Professor Chris Baggoley AO.

This issue includes items on COVID-19, aged care, Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection (SABSI), palliative care, compassionate health care, cultural humility, preventable medication harm, patient and family involvement in patient safety, transfers and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of the Australian Journal of Primary Health and Health Expectations, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE and the USA’s AHRQ.

2021
Publication, report or update

The 2019 Hospital NAPS report includes analyses of detailed information about prescribing practices in Australian public and private acute hospitals in 2019. The findings can be used to guide quality improvement programs and improve the safety of care for patients.

2021
Publication, report or update

The 2019 AGAR Sepsis Outcome Report is now available.

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, sentinel events, collective leadership for safety culture, peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs), complaints, diagnosis, early warning systems, clinical deterioration, opioids, digital health and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of BMJ Quality & Safety and Nursing Leadership, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE.

2021
Publication, report or update

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
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, chronic disease management, treatment of low back pain, patient complaints, resource allocation, root cause analysis (RCA), surgical ‘never events’, coronial reports, and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of The Journal for Healthcare Quality, Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management, Public Health Research & Practice and Healthcare Policy, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality and Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care.

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, consultation on a draft Low back pain clinical care standard, patient experience, patient harm, medications, new guidelines on acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, new guidelines on otitis media, and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of BMJ Quality and Safety, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality and Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE and the USA’s AHRQ.

2021
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, the forthcoming Fourth Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation, the National Safety and Quality Mental Health Standards for Community Managed Organisations – consultation paper, sepsis survival, environmental cleaning and infection prevention and control, immunisation, aged care, guidelines, falls and non-slip socks, and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of Australian Health Review, Nursing Leadership, BMJ Leader, the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy and Health Affairs, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality and Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from the UK’s NICE and NIHR and the USA’s AHRQ.