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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
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
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
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
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
Newsletter

This issue includes items on the Australian Register of Clinical Registries, general practice, communication, costs, alarms, overdiagnosis, and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of Healthcare Quarterly, Australian Health Review, Health Affairs, and the Journal of Patient Safety & Risk Management and the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on shift work in health care, sepsis in children, quality and safety, shared decision making, pregnancy care, patient engagement, antibiotic management and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of the Australian Journal of Primary Health along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and the International Journal for Quality in Health Care.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on draft National Safety and Quality Digital Mental Health Standards, infection prevention and control, falls and more.

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

2020
Publication, report or update

National guidelines for the accepted approach to infection and prevention control.