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2010
Publication, report or update
2010
Publication, report or update

In 2008 and 2009, the Commission published Windows into Safety and Quality in Health Care which offers a broad review of safety and quality issues in a number of areas.

This report, Windows into Safety and Quality in Health Care 2010, builds upon these previous reports and offers insight into a range of healthcare safety and quality matters in a number of settings and from various perspectives. For the first time, we are including a perspective on services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Windows into Safety and Quality in Health Care 2010 report also highlights learning from the experiences of patients, recognising and responding to clinical deterioration, National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards and their future role, and examines improved reporting for safety.

Chapters in this report include:

  • Improving safety and quality by learning from the experience of patients
  • Addressing antibiotic resistance
  • Safe and high quality health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: A perspective from the Kanyini Vascular Collaboration
  • Recognising and responding to clinical deterioration
  • Changing practice through improving clinical handover
  • Accreditation, change and improved quality of patient care
  • Preventing falls in older people
  • Improving medication safety
  • Reporting for safety: Use of hospital data to monitor and improve patient safety
2011
Publication, report or update

This report, Windows into Safety and Quality in Health Care 2011, builds upon the previous years’ Windows reports and offers perspectives on a range of healthcare safety and quality matters in a number of settings. In part, it provides a review of the activities of the past five years. It also anticipates some of the emerging issues and challenges that the Commission may address, including the culture of health care, the importance of patient-centred care, and safety and quality in primary care. For the first time, we are including a perspective of safety and quality in mental health care.

The Windows into Safety and Quality in Health Care 2011 report draws attention to the importance, and challenges, of implementing improvements to the safety and quality of health care. It also highlights some of the experiences and learnings from the Commission’s activities in developing implementation resources and in supporting safety and quality implementation.

Chapters in this report include:

  • The challenge of implementation: the theory and science of changing practice to improve health care
  • Supporting local implementation
  • Developing a positive safety culture
  • Improving safety and quality through partnerships with patients and consumers
  • Improving safety and quality in mental health care
  • Patient safety in primary health care
  • Supporting safety in e-health
  • Improving surveillance of healthcare associated infection