What indicators are used for quality improvement?
A set of indicators has been developed to assist with local implementation of the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard. These indicators align with the performance indicators for certification and recertification developed by the Conjoint Committee for the Recognition of Training in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (CCRTGE) and the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA), and can be used for quality assurance.
Find out more on the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standards Indicators page.
Webinars for health professionals
The Commission has conducted a number of webinars to promote the use of the Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard and highlight resources developed by the Commission to help with implementation. Find out more about the webinars.
User Guide for the Review of Clinical Variation in Health Care
The Commission has developed a NSQHS Standards User Guide for the Review of Clinical Variation in Health Care to support health service organisations implement Action 1.28 of the NSQHS Standards. The user guide explains how health services can work with their clinicians and use data to improve the appropriateness of clinical care. It describes six key steps for implementing Action 1.28, includes practical case studies and provides a wide range of resources to support health services review clinical variation.
How was the clinical care standard developed?
The Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard was developed in collaboration with a multidisciplinary expert Topic Working Group including clinicians and consumers. It has been endorsed by 10 key professional organisations and colleges including the Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP), Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA), the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ).