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2019
Guide, user guide or guidelines

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) sought feedback on the draft National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards Aged Care Module.  This module has been developed to allow organisations to meet the requirements of both the NSQHS Standards and the Aged Care Quality (ACQ) Standards by assessment to one set of standards. Consultation is now closed.

2019
Newsletter

This week’s issue includes items on ENT surgery, shared decision making, data linkage, hospital associated complications of older people, sepsis, Choosing Wisely and children and young people’s mental health and more.

Also covered are new issues of the Journal for Healthcare Quality and Nursing Leadership, 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 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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, telehealth, aged care and more.

Also covered are the latest issues of the International Journal for Quality in Health and BMJ Quality &Safety along with the latest online papers from BMJ Quality & Safety and International Journal for Quality in Health.

2020
Publication, report or update
2015
Publication, report or update

The Consensus Statement describes 10 essential elements for the provision of end-of-life care in settings where acute care is provided.

2017
Publication, report or update

The Consensus Statement describes eight essential elements for prompt and reliable recognition of, and response to, physiological deterioration of patients in acute healthcare facilities in Australia.

2016
Fact sheet or brochure
2018
Template, survey or form

The clinician survey is part of the end-of-life care audit toolkit and is made up of 31 questions designed to be undertaken across four demographics; consultants, junior doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.

2012
Guide, user guide or guidelines
2015
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This guide explains what the 10 elements for safe and high-quality end-of-life care mean for you as a patient, and for families, carers and consumers.

2013
Publication, report or update

The purpose of this background paper was to present a précis of the policy and clinical framework for end-of-life care within the Australian acute healthcare setting and as interpreted by consumers, clinicians and policy makers in 2013.

2016
Publication, report or update

This report details the process of testing the tools that helped form the end-of-life care audit toolkit.

2018
Guide, user guide or guidelines

This analysis plan is designed to assist sites who have undertaken the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care’s end-of-life care audit and clinician surveys.

2018
Publication, report or update

The end-of-life care audit tool was developed to give hospitals the ability to compile data associated with the delivery of end-of-life care in a manageable and uniform way. Having the capacity to collect and analyse this data allows hospitals to review how care is being delivered and identify opportunities for better alignment with the Consensus Statement, and improvement of end-of-life care in general.