Tag Archives: Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Gov’t opens door to health information

Accessing information about the health of Australians and healthcare performance will be made easier by two new online resources launched by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The Australian Health Performance Framework (AHPF) was created by the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Committee (AHMAC) as a single mechanism for …

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New Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights empowers patients

A revised ‘Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights’ that launches today encourages people receiving healthcare in Australia to actively engage in decisions about their care with their healthcare provider. The second edition of the charter, developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, describes rights that apply …

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Ongoing threat of antibiotic resistance

The most comprehensive report produced on the use and resistance trends of antimicrobials in Australia has found that their use in the community is falling, but they continue to be overprescribed, while some dangerous bacteria are growing increasingly resistant to common antibiotics.<intro> The report, Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Australia …

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