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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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Acute Coronary Syndromes Clinical Care Standard | Safety and Quality

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Charting the Safety and Quality of Health Care in Australia – Final (PDF 1133 KB) | Safety and Quality

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Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights Alternate Versions | Safety and Quality

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Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) is a government agency which was established by the Commonwealth, with the support of

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Talk to your doctor about... Your child and CT Scans

To find out more ask for our brochure 'What you need to know about CT Scans for children' or go to www.safetyandqualityinhealthcare.gov.au/ctscansforkids

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Open Disclosure resources for consumers | Safety and Quality

Open Disclosure FAQs for consumers

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Recognising and Responding to Clinical Deterioration | Safety and Quality

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Health literacy | Safety and Quality

As part of its work on patient-centered care the Commission is conducting a comprehensive stocktake of health literacy initiatives.

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Campaign Resources

These campaign resources will help you to gain a better understanding of the Caring for Cognitive Impairment Campaign.

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Acute Coronary Syndromes Clinical Care Standard Fact Sheets | Safety and Quality

Clinician and consumer fact sheets

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