Clinical Care Standards

A clinical care standard is a small number of quality statements that describe the care patients should be offered by health professionals and health services for a specific clinical condition or defined clinical pathway in line with current best evidence.

About the clinical care standards

Clinical care standards can play an important role in delivering appropriate care and reducing unwarranted variation, as they identify and define the care people should expect to be offered or receive, regardless of where they are treated in Australia.

Clinical Care Standards in development or out for consultation

Clinical care standards that are out for consultation can be found here.

Clinical Care Standards under review

Each Clinical Care Standard is reviewed periodically for currency. 

The review process has commenced for the Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard and the Osteoarthritis of the Knee Clinical Care Standard.

Future consultations and launches

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