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2017
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to provide information for health service organisations to help them improve the quality of care and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people based on the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify the applicability of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific actions in the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards.

2020
Publication, report or update

This report describes the findings of a national stocktake of health resources developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, undertaken by the Cultural and Indigenous Research Centre Australia (CIRCA).

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, cultural safety, codeine re-scheduling, psychotropic medicines in residential aged care facilities (RACFs), public reporting of performance data and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of BMJ Quality & Safety and 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 and the latest from the UK’s NICE.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, racism, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kidney care, General Practice Pharmacists, quality, unplanned readmissions and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of the International Journal for Quality in Health Care, The Journal for Healthcare Quality, Healthcare Quarterly and Health Affairs 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
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, mental health and substance use, inpatient harm, health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, nursing care, communication and resolution, open disclosure, and more.

Also covered is the latest issue of BMJ Quality & Safety 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 (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) and the USA’s AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality).

2020
Fact sheet or brochure

The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide guidance to health service organisations when establishing processes to accurately identify and record Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander status.

2020
Publication, report or update

The purpose of this systematic literature review was to examine the causes that contribute to leave events from health care services and understand the current recommendations that may reduce rates of leave events for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

2020
Newsletter

This issue includes items on COVID-19, post-pandemic health care, Aboriginal health, co-production, patient-centred care, medication errors in the ICU, safety culture, review methodologies, and more

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

2017
Publication, report or update

The report on attestation by governing bodies includes a definition of attestation, a review of the evidence of the effectiveness of attestation by governing bodies as part of accreditation in healthcare, and examples of the use of attestation in practice.

2017
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to provide clarification of the core, developmental and non-applicable actions for dental practices and services implementing the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

2017
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify the implementation requirements for dental practices and services applying Action 3.17.1, which requires a health service organisation to have a traceability system to enable identification of patients on whom reusable medical devices are used.

2017
Publication, report or update

This consultation paper has been prepared as the first phase of a program of work to develop a national approach to support improvements in patient safety and quality in primary care. This paper provides an overview of the current patient safety and quality improvement environment in primary care.

2017
Publication, report or update

The key findings of the report on safety culture assessment tools are discussed according to an evaluation of effectiveness and utility of available tools, and considerations for a safety culture assessment tool as part of the AHSSQA Scheme.

2017
Publication, report or update

The key findings of the report on short-notice and unannounced surveys are discussed according to the evidence for their effectiveness and considerations for their use in the AHSSQA Scheme.

2017
Publication, report or update

The key findings of the report on patient journey and tracer methodologies (hereafter referred to as ‘patient journey methodologies’) are discussed according to the evidence of its effectiveness and considerations for its use in the AHSSQA Scheme.