The Morrison government has unveiled a major quality and safety aged-care reform package.
The NHMRC has released the 2019 edition of the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare, marking the first update since 2010.
Health contact centres provide advice to the Australian public 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A new Australian standard helps ensure consistency and safety.
Soon new international standards will replace the existing Australian ones. We outline the key changes and how they can help save lives.
We can trace an apple back to its grower, but not medical products back to patients. Traceability needs to be a focus of our healthcare system.
On 1 July 2019 the new Aged Care Quality Standards will come into effect. Here's how to prepare.
The new standards will be enforced by the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission when it comes into being from 1 January 2019.
Some 30,000 people develop VTE in Australia annually. More than 5000 people die as result, over half of these within 90 days of hospitalisation.
Thousands of Australians die annually from largely preventable blood clots; a new standard seeks to reduce this risk for patients.
A new national standard for colonoscopies will help millions of Australians, but advises against the complex procedure unless the benefits outweigh the risks.
The aged-care reforms underway will facilitate cultural change at both the federal government and provider level, driving accountability and improvement.
A new report has identified opportunities to improve how assessments against the NSQHS standards are undertaken, commencing January 2019.
Assessment against the NSQHS Standards 2nd edition commences 1 January 2019. Is your organisation ready?
Patients with a hospital-acquired respiratory complication may remain in hospital for 17.9 days longer than other patients, costing an additional $37,125.
As 1.2% of Australian adolescents identify as transgender, referrals to healthcare professionals will continue to rise, making standards necessary.