The quality statements in the Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard describe the expected standard for key components of patient care. By describing what each statement means, they support health service organisations to understand the policies, procedures and organisational factors that can enable the delivery of high-quality care.
Indicators are included for some quality statements to help health service organisations monitor how well they are implementing the care recommended in the clinical care standard.
A set of indicators has been developed to assist with local implementation of the Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard. The definitions required to collect and calculate indicator data are specified online in the Metadata Online Registry (METeOR).
National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards
Monitoring the implementation of this clinical care standard will help organisations to meet some of the requirements of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards (second edition).
The NSQHS Standards aim to protect the public from harm and improve the quality of health service provision. They provide a quality assurance mechanism that tests whether relevant systems are in place to ensure that expected standards of safety and quality are met.
Within the NSQHS Standards, the Clinical Governance Standard and the Partnering with Consumers Standard combine to form the clinical governance framework for all health service organisations that applies to all other standards.
Action 1.27b and Action 1.28
Under the Clinical Governance Standard, health service organisations are expected to support clinicians to use the best available evidence, including clinical care standards (see Action 1.27b) and to monitor and respond to unwarranted clinical variation (Action 1.28).
Health service organisations are expected to implement the NSQHS Standards in a way that suits the clinical services provided and their associated risks.
Resources for health service organisations
The following resources will support health service organisations to implement the Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard.
The Commission also has a suite of promotional resources to assist in implementation through each Health Service Organisation.