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Consultation open: Severe (Third and Fourth Degree) Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard

November 20, 2019

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (the Commission) is inviting comments from the public on the draft Severe (Third and Fourth Degree) Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard.

Comments are sought from healthcare professionals, healthcare and consumer organisations, consumers and any other interested parties.

The draft Severe (Third and Fourth Degree) Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard and instructions for submitting comments are available on the Commission's website at: https://www.safetyandquality.gov.au/ccs-consultations

The consultation period will be open until 11:59pm Sunday, 8 December 2019.

The development of national clinical care standards is a priority area in the Commission's 2018-21 work plan. A clinical care standard contains a small number of quality statements that describes the care a patient should be offered for a specific clinical condition or defined part of a clinical pathway. It supports:

  • People to know what care should be offered by their healthcare system, and to make informed treatment decisions in partnership with their clinicians
  • Clinicians to make decisions about appropriate care
  • Health service organisations to examine the performance of their organisation and make improvement in the care they provide.

If you have any questions about the clinical care standards or the consultation process please contact CCS@health.gov.au or 02 9126 3600.

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