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.

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 and out for consultation

The following clinical care standards are complete and undergoing final processes prior to publication. Some processes have been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Cataract Clinical Care Standard
  • Third and Fourth Degree Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard
  • Peripheral Intravenous Catheters Clinical Care Standard. 

The following clinical care standards are in development for completion in 2021. 

  • Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard
  • Low Back Pain Clinical Care Standard.
  • Sepsis Clinical Care Standard

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