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Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare

31 Jan 2012

The Commission has been created for five years by the Australian, State and Territory Governments to make sustainable improvements to Australian healthcare safety and quality and to fulfil the responsibilities outlined for it by Health Ministers.

How to use an article about quality improvement

20 Jan 2012, Medication Safety

Quality improvement attempts to change clinician behaviour and, through these changes, lead to improved patient outcomes. The methodological quality of studies evaluating the effectiveness of quality improvement interventions is frequently low.

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20 Jan 2012, Health Quality & Safety Commission

By registering on the Health Quality & Safety Commission website, you will be notified every time new information is uploaded. Why not sign up today!

Patient safety key to health systems

20 Jan 2012, Medication Safety

Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission, writes how increasing the involvement of pharmacists in managing patients' medications is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve medication safety.

Medication Safety Factsheet

20 Jan 2012, Medication Safety

Reducing medication errors is the focus of a factsheet released today by the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

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Statement of Intent 2011 to 2014

20 Jan 2012, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission's Statement of Intent for the period 2011 to 2014 in full, plus summary brochure.

Hand hygiene T shirt design

30 Dec 2011, Infection Prevention & Control

An example of a T-shirt design developed by the Auckland DHB for the launch of its local hand hygiene campaign.