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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 corporate Commonwealth Government agency and part of the Health Portfolio. As such, it is accountable to the Australian Parliament and the Minister for Health, the Hon. Greg Hunt.

The Commission works in partnership with patients, carers, clinicians, the Australian, state and territory health systems, the private sector, managers and healthcare organisations to achieve a safe, high-quality and sustainable health system.

The Commission aims to provide a health system that is informed, supported and organised to deliver safe and high-quality health care.

Vision and mission

The Commission’s purpose is to contribute to better health outcomes and experiences for all patients and consumers, and improved value and sustainability in the health system by leading and coordinating national improvements in the safety and quality of health care.

How the Commission can help

The Commission aims to ensure people are kept safe when they receive health care and that they receive the health care they should.

Programs, apps and tools

Decision Support tools for patients

Information / helpline

Call 02 9126 3600 Mon to Fri, 9am to 5pm AEST for general enquires

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Last reviewed: May 2020

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What you need to know about CT scans for children

A resource for parents and carers.

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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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Colonoscopy: what you need to know | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

What is a colonoscopy?

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Medicines management – COVID-19 | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Information about safe and quality use of medicines that may be used in the management of COVID-19 is presented as medicines-related position statements. The position statements are individually dated to reflect their own revision timeline and will be reviewed on a regular basis.

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Middle ear infection: should my child take antibiotics? | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Middle ear infection: should my child take antibiotics? Downloads Middle ear infection: should my child take antibiotics? Publication year 2016 Resource type Fact sheet or brochure Topics Antimicrobial resistance, use and stewardship Health conditions, diseases and treatments Partnering with consumers

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Communicating with your healthcare provider when you are in hospital - An information sheet for consumers | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

An information sheet for healthcare providers outlining: Why communicating for safety at transitions of care is important How to communicate more effectively with healthcare providers Ways to communicate and participate in transitions of care

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Tips for choosing a digital mental health service – Information for consumers and carers | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Tips for choosing a digital mental health service – Information for consumers and carers Downloads Tips for choosing a digital mental health service – Information for consumers and carers Publication year 2020 Resource type Fact sheet or brochure Topics e-Health (digital health) Mental health

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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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Colonoscopy advice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - YouTube

Learn about your rights, choices and what you need to do if you are having a colonoscopy procedure. Understand why emptying your bowel properly before the co...

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Reduction in Radiation Exposure to Children and Young People from CT Scans | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

In Australia, many children and young people under the age of 20 have a computed tomography (CT) scan each year.

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