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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

Recommended links

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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Acute bronchitis: should I take antibiotics? | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Acute bronchitis: should I take antibiotics? Downloads Acute bronchitis: should I take antibiotics? Publication year 2016 Resource type Guide, user guide or guidelines Topics Antimicrobial resistance, use and stewardship

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Information on end-of-life care for consumers | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

How should care be given at the end of life?

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

Delirium Clinical Care Standard - Consumer fact sheet Downloads Delirium Clinical Care Standard - Consumer fact sheet Publication year 2016 Resource type Fact sheet or brochure Topics Clinical Care Standards Cognitive impairment Health conditions, diseases and treatments

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Osteoarthritis of the Knee - Decision support tool | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

This tool is for people who: Have osteoarthritis of the knee Are aged 45 years and over, and Would like more information about the potential risks, benefits, side effects and costs of different treatment options.

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Acute Stroke Clinical Care Standard: Consumer fact sheet | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Acute Stroke Clinical Care Standard: Consumer fact sheet Downloads Acute Stroke Clinical Care Standard: Consumer fact sheet Publication year 2015 Resource type Fact sheet or brochure Topics Clinical Care Standards Health conditions, diseases and treatments

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Sore throat: should I take antibiotics? | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Sore throat: should I take antibiotics? Downloads Sore throat: should I take antibiotics? Publication year 2016 Resource type Guide, user guide or guidelines Topics Antimicrobial resistance, use and stewardship 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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