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.
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.
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.
Reviewing the delivery of comprehensive care is important for ensuring patients are receiving care that meets their clinical and personal needs; that risks are efficiently and effectively identified and mitigated; that the agreed comprehensive care plan is achieving what it aimed to do; and that patients goals and expectations are being met.