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2020
Publication, report or update

The Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard was amended in 2020. The update included the addition of a fourth indicator for sessile serrated adenoma detection.

 

2020
Advisory

The intent of this advisory is to:

  • Standardise processes across accrediting agencies for assessing applications for extensions to general practices’ accreditation status.
  • Clarify that changes to the accreditation cycle, including backdating the commencement date, is not permitted.
2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to standardise requirements for assessment of general practices that physically relocate premises during an accreditation cycle.

2020
Advisory

To describe the requirements for accrediting agencies to notify the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) and relevant state and territory health care complaints bodies of significant risks of patient harm that pose an ongoing risk to public health and safety that are identified during the assessment of general practices.

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacterales (CPE) is a family of bacteria that produces an enzyme that breaks down carbapenem antibiotics so they no longer work – the bacteria are usually resistant to these and many other antibiotics. This consumer resource explains how people get infected and screening procedures for CPE.

2020
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The Implementation Guide for the Surveillance of Clostridioides difficile Infection is intended to be used by Australian hospitals and health service organisations to support implementation of surveillance of hospital-identified CDI and national reporting. It supersedes the 2013 Implementation Guide.

2020
Spreadsheet or data set

The Senate agreed, on 14 November 1994, to a motion by Senator Harradine requiring that each Minister table indexed lists of file titles created by Central Offices of each department or agency he or she administers.

2020
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This User Guide supports health services to implement Action 1.28 of the NSQHS Standards. It explains how health services and their clinicians can use data to improve the appropriateness of clinical care.

2020
Poster or graphic
2020
Poster or graphic
2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on women’s health, human rights, general practice, mental health, culture, medication safety, clinical quality registries  and more.

Also covered are new issues of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Healthcare Quarterly, Healthcare Papers, Health Affairs, and BMJ Leader, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest from NICE and the National Institute for Health Research in the UK.

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

Asymptomatic bacteriuria: reducing inappropriate antimicrobial prescribing for aged care facility residents

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on infection prevention and control, over-diagnosis and over-treatment of the frail elderly, patient feedback, multimorbidity, clinician engagement, person-centred learning health systems, patient-physician relationship, medication safety, blood management and more.

Also covered are new issues of the Journal for Healthcare Quality and the Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care and the latest guidance from NICE and in the UK.

2020
Publication, report or update

The Commission's Strategic Intent 2020-2025 outlines four priority areas of focus for the Commission, and describes a range of mechanisms used to progress these strategic priorities.