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2018
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The Commission has identified a set of six essential elements for comprehensive care delivery, which represent different stages or processes that a patient may experience when clinical care is delivered.

2018
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this user guide is to provide an overview of the key concepts and issues that should be addressed when measuring and evaluating consumer partnerships, and to inform the development of evaluation and monitoring plans for the Partnering with Consumers Standard.

2018
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to support health service organisations to provide safe and high-quality care for children using the framework of the NSQHS Standards *

2019
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to advise members of governing bodies exercising their governance responsibilities for implementing the NSQHS Standards.

2019
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This user guide outlines critical actions in the second edition of the NSQHS Standards that support safe and high quality care for patients with cognitive impairment or at risk of delirium.

2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify not applicable actions in the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards for hospitals, day procedure services, multi-purpose services, bush nursing services, patient transport services and public dental services.

2018
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe arrangements for accreditation of newly established health service organisations applying for interim accreditation to the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) 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.

2018
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to clarify for accrediting agencies and health service organisations their responsibilities and the recommended processes to be followed when health services change accrediting agencies.

2018
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the requirement for accrediting agencies to examine external and non-routine internal reports of reviews and investigations into significant safety and quality issues, clinical governance or safety breaches as part of a health service organisation’s accreditation assessment.

2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the minimum requirements for health service organisation compliance with Action 3.14 following the introduction and subsequent revision by Standards Australia of AS/NZS 4187:2014 Reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organisations.

2018
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to update accrediting agencies of health service organisations’ requirements for the Preventing and Controlling Healthcare-associated Infection Standard in the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standard (second edition) relating to antimicrobial stewardship, specifically in relation to surgical prophylaxis.

2018
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the requirements for accrediting agencies to notify regulators and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care of significant patient risks identified during the assessment of health service organisations.

2019
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe assessment requirements for informed financial consent in health service organisations.

2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the minimum requirements for health service organisation compliance with Actions 1.17 and 1.18 working towards implementing the My Health Record system.

2018
Advisory

This purpose of this advisory is to describe assessment requirements for Actions 1.23, 1.24, 1.27b, and 1.28a of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (second edition) for health service organisations implementing the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard.

2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the sampling methodology to be used by accrediting agencies when sampling non-acute health service organisations at an accreditation assessment.

2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the minimum requirements for Actions 5.7 and 5.10 for health service organisations to demonstrate work towards establishing systems for screening and assessment for risk of harm.

2020
Advisory

The purpose of this advisory is to describe the minimum requirements for Action 5.13 that health service organisations must undertake to demonstrate work towards establishing a single comprehensive care plan for a patient that is shared by the multidisciplinary team.