By using a standardised structured assessment method, health service organisations and assessors can be confident all components of safety and quality systems are comprehensively evaluated, and that assessments are based on evidence of actual performance from observations, interviews and records.
This fact sheet highlights specific conditions that impact on health service organisations and which have recently been updated and appear in the Policy - Application for approval under the Australian Health Service Safety and Quality Accreditation (AHSSQA) Scheme to conduct accreditations of health service organisations using the Scheme’s standards.
This fact sheet includes information related to Action 5.14 in the NSQHS Standards and should be read in conjunction with Advisory AS18/15: Comprehensive Care Standard: Developing the comprehensive care plan.
This fact sheet provides important information for clinicians to consider when discussing advance care plans with patients and sets out the actions that directly relate to advance care planning in the NSQHS Standards.
Health service organisations are required to develop and implement systems and processes that support patient-clinician discussions about the patient’s preferences for care in the future, to document advance care plans, and to act on advance care plans as part of comprehensive care delivery and for the NSQHS Standards.