The state of patient safety and quality in Australian hospitals 2019

This report draws on data from a wide range of sources, and includes information about key advances in safety and quality in Australia; prevalence of common safety risks to patients; action taken to identify and drive the delivery of appropriate care; and the Commission’s approach to supporting value based healthcare.

One of the Commission’s core functions is to report on the state of safety and quality of the Australian health system. This is important because it helps people to understand their health system, what the system is doing to improve safety and quality, and how successful these efforts are. It can also help to bring about change and improvement in experiences and outcomes for patients.

The information provided in The state of patient safety and quality in Australian hospitals 2019 depicts the work being done in Australia to improve safety and quality in health care, as well as the success of these efforts and what remains to be done.