Examples of supporting evidence
- Policies, procedures and protocols outlining processes for identification of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, and recording of this information in administrative and clinical information systems
- Observation of the admission system to demonstrate that the identification question is mandatory
- Prompts in the admission and patient information systems to complete identification fields
- A continuous quality improvement protocol to monitor and review processes to improve the rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identification and recording
- Results of audits of completed admission records
- Communication materials to inform Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and encourage them to self-identify
- Orientation manuals and education resources on requesting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status and records of attendance at training by the workforce
- Orientation manuals, memos, newsletters or other communication material provided to the workforce on the importance of identifying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients
- Evidence that information is shared between administrative and clinical information systems.
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