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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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Health Literacy | Safety and Quality

Health literacy is about how people understand information about health and health care, and how they apply that information to their lives, use it to make decisions and act on it

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Acute Stroke Clinical Care Standard | Safety and Quality

Stroke is the second leading cause of death and disability, and affects thousands of Australians each year

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Shared Decision Making | Safety and Quality

The Commission is developing a program of work of shared decisionmaking as a part of its commitment to supporting patient-centred care andto complement our work on reducing unwarranted health care variationand ensuring appropriateness of care

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The Australian Open Disclosure Framework | Safety and Quality

The Australian Open Disclosure Framework (the OD Framework) was endorsed by the Commission in March 2013

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Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights Alternate Versions | Safety and Quality

Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights Audio Guide (MP3 1001 KB) A guide for patients, consumers, carers and families (MP3 1968 KB)Arabic Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights (PDF 106 KB) A guide for patients, consumers, carers and families (PDF 207 KB)Chinese (Simplified) Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights (PDF 321 KB) A guide for patients, consumers, carers and families (PDF 413 KB)Chinese (Traditional) Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights (PDF 204 KB) A guide for patients, consumers, carers and families (PDF 290 KB)Croatian Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights andA guide for patients, consumers, carers and familiesDutch Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights andA guide for patients, consumers, carers and familiesGerman Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights andA guide for patients, consumers, carers and familiesGreek Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights andA guide for patients, consumers, carers and familiesHungarian Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights andA guide for patients, consumers, carers and familiesItalian Australian Charter of Healthcare Rightsand Aguide for patients, consumers, carers and familiesMacedonian Australian Charter of Healthcare RightsandA guide for patients, consumers, carers and familiesMaltese Australian Charter of Healthcare RightsandA guide for patients, consumers, carers and familiesPolish Australian Charter of Healthcare RightsandA guide for patients, consumers, carers and familiesRussian Australian Charter of Healthcare RightsandA guide for patients, consumers, carers and familiesSerbian Australian Charter of Healthcare RightsandA guide for patients, consumers, carers and familiesSpanish Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights andA guide for patients, consumers, carers and familiesTagalog Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights andA guide for patients, consumers, carers and familiesVietnamese Australian Charter of Healthcare RightsandA guide for patients, consumers, carers and familiesPlease contactthe Commission for a copy of a Braille version of the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights and the Guide for patients, consumers, carers and families

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Clinical Care Standards | Safety and Quality

Clinical Care Standards can play an important role in delivering appropriate care and reducing unwarranted variation, as they identify and define the care people should expect to be offered or receive, regardless of where they are treated in Australia

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End-of-Life Care | Safety and Quality

Many Australians spend their last year of life going in and out of hospital, and more than half of those who die each year do so in acute care settings

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Resources - Caring for Cognitive Impairment Campaign

There is a wealth of information regarding cognitive care in this section of the website

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Medication Safety | Safety and Quality

The Commission works to improve the safety and quality of medication use in Australia

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Recognising and Responding to Clinical Deterioration | Safety and Quality

Ensuring that patients who deteriorate receive appropriate and timely care is a key safety and quality challenge

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