Please see the updates below:
Oral Health: The Oral Health Manual (version 5) was finalised and has been endorsed. This has been released for data collection, with reporting starting on the first half of 2023. Please update your collection now and note the number of new indicators in the set. The manual for this set is available on the ACHS website.
CI Review and Development Updates
In the first half of 2022, several developments in the review of the following Clinical Indicator sets have been achieved and others are expected to be achieved within this year:
- Maternity: The user manual (version 9) has been finalised and endorsed by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) and ACHS. These indicators are now ready for collection from the 1st of January 2023, with first reporting in August 2023 (with the 1st Half of 2023 data).
- Radiology: The user manual (version 7) has been finalised and endorsed by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) and ACHS. These indicators are now ready for collection from the 1st of January 2023, with first reporting in August 2023 (with the 1st Half of 2023 data).
- Paramedical Care (NEW): The inaugural meeting of the Paramedicine set occurred in November 2022. The meeting went well with eleven indicators developed over six areas of care. They cover Patient assessment, Paramedical treatment, Medication errors, Mental health, Transition of care and Patient experience. The next steps are to finalise the manual before seeking endorsement from the Council of Ambulance Authorities.
- Ophthalmology: The working party for this set has been rescheduled due to the lack of availabilities over the Christmas and New Year period. This will likely occur in March/April 2023 now. We thank all the members who have provided feedback on the current set and the indicators which they would like to see in the updated set.
POS would like to thank Dr Stephen Tobin, Clinical Advisor, Dr Janney Wale and Ms Stephanie Newell, Consumer Representatives, Ms Jillian Schaefer, Clinical Coder, and Mr Stephen Hancock, HSRG Statistician, for all their contributions in all projects mentioned above.