At each assessment to the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (second edition) the Commission requires assessors to test an organisation’s ability to provide safe care including at times of high patient risk.
The purpose of this guide is to describe the actions in the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (second edition) for health service organisations about to commence operations. Interim accreditation to the requirements set out in this document will generally apply for the first 12 months of operation.
Two groupers have been developed to support the implementation of the hospital-acquired complications (HACs) list. These tools that can be used by hospitals, health services and system managers to identify and monitor HACs.