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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.

The impact of clinical care standards was assessed during an evaluation of three clinical care standards - the Antimicrobial Stewardship, Delirium and Hip Fracture Care Clinical Care Standards.

Clinical care standards in development

Clinical Care Standards being reviewed

Each Clinical Care Standard is reviewed periodically for currency. The following standards are under review and will be updated in due course.

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