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Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) is a government agency that leads and coordinates national improvements in safety and quality in health care across Australia.

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) aims to provide a health system that is informed, supported and organised to deliver safe and high-quality health care that contributes to:

  • better experiences for patients and consumers
  • better health outcomes for the population
  • improved productivity
  • greater sustainability

The Commission develops and supports national safety and clinical standards; formulates and implements national accreditation schemes; and develops national health-related data sets. The Commission is also working to reduce unwarranted variations in practice and outcomes for individuals and populations, and undertaking nationally coordinated action to address healthcare associated infections and antimicrobial resistance.

Last reviewed: August 2018

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What you need to know about CT scans for children

A resource for parents and carers.

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Safety and Quality

The Commission is a government agency that leads and coordinates national improvements in safety and quality in health care across Australia

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Osteoarthritis of the Knee : Clinical Care Standard Consumer Fact Sheet

Osteoarthritis is a condition that causes joints to become painful and stiff. The knee is a common joint that is affected.

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Working with your healthcare provider | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Key things to think aboutWhen working with your healthcare provider it can be helpful to:

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Consumer information on heavy menstrual bleeding: An environmental scan | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Consumer information on heavy menstrual bleeding: An environmental scan Downloads Consumer information on heavy menstrual bleeding: An environmental scan Publication year 2018 Resource type Publication, report or update Topics Partnering with consumers Person-centred health care

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Information about health conditions | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Antimicrobial stewardship and antibiotic use

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Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard - Clinician fact sheet | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard - Clinician fact sheet Downloads Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Clinical Care Standard - Clinician fact sheet Publication year 2017 Resource type Fact sheet or brochure Topics Health conditions, diseases and treatments

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A better way to care - Actions for consumers | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

A better way to care - Actions for consumers Downloads A better way to care - Actions for consumers Publication year 2014 Resource type Fact sheet or brochure Topics Cognitive impairment

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Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard - Consumer fact sheet | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard - Consumer fact sheet Downloads Colonoscopy Clinical Care Standard - Consumer fact sheet Publication year 2018 Resource type Fact sheet or brochure Topics Clinical Care Standards Health conditions, diseases and treatments

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The NSQHS Standards consumer fact sheets | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

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