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Clinical governance and quality improvement to support recognition and response systems

This criterion requires organisation-wide governance, leadership and commitment to support recognition of, and response to, acute deterioration in physiological and/or mental state.

To meet this criterion, health service organisations are required to:

  • Apply safety and quality systems to support timely and appropriate recognition of, and response to, acute physiological or mental deterioration
  • Use quality improvement systems to monitor, review and improve recognition and response systems
  • Apply principles of partnering with consumers when designing and implementing systems to recognise and respond to acute physiological or mental deterioration.

This criterion aligns closely with the Clinical Governance Standard and the Partnering with Consumers Standard.


Integrating clinical governance

Applying quality improvement systems

Partnering with consumers

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