27 Jan 2011
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care's 2010 report Windows into Safety and Quality in Health Care 2010 provides perspectives on aspects of the safety and quality of health care in 2010 and builds upon, and extends, the coverage of the Commission’s previous Windows 2008 and 2009 reports.
The report captures some of the work being undertaken by many healthcare workers and organisations to improve the safety and quality of the Australian healthcare system. It highlights some of the positive work that is being done and also demonstrates the need for continuing action.
Each chapter of Windows into Safety and Quality in Health Care 2010 focuses on a specific area of safety and quality of health care. Topics covered in the report include how patient experience can improve the safety and quality of health care, clinical deterioration, antibiotic resistance, clinical handover, medication safety and accreditation.
Other chapters focus on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ experience of safe and high quality health care, falls prevention in older people and the use of reporting by hospitals to monitor and improve patient safety.
The document is available at: www.safetyandquality.gov.au.