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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

This information was originally published on healthdirect - ACSQHC – Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care.

Last reviewed: May 2020

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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 2021 Resource type Guide, user guide or guidelines Topics Antimicrobial resistance, use and stewardship Health conditions, diseases and treatments

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What you need to know about CT scans for children

A resource for parents and carers.

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Middle ear infection: should my child take antibiotics? | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

Middle ear infection: should my child take antibiotics? Downloads Middle ear infection: should my child take antibiotics? Publication year 2021 Resource type Fact sheet or brochure Topics Antimicrobial resistance, use and stewardship Health conditions, diseases and treatments Partnering with consumers

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Communicating with your healthcare provider when you are in hospital - An information sheet for consumers | Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care

An information sheet for healthcare providers outlining: Why communicating for safety at transitions of care is important How to communicate more effectively with healthcare providers Ways to communicate and participate in transitions of care

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