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Expanding healthcare quality and patient safety reporting

Have your say and be part of the future of healthcare reporting in Queensland.

Expanding Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Reporting Discussion Paper 2017 (PDF, 382KB)

Healthcare in Queensland

Queensland has a world-class healthcare system with a strong culture of safety.

Our clinicians are dedicated to providing high quality care to patients across a wide range of service providers throughout Queensland in both the public and private sectors.

Our clinics, hospitals, other health facilities and broader parts of Queensland’s health system focus on ensuring the most efficient, highest quality and most accessible services for patients.

Supporting the delivery of high quality care in Queensland hospitals and health services is the publication of information about the quality of healthcare services and the safety of patients as they interact with our health system.

This public reporting is intended to:

  • provide a meaningful picture for patients;
  • support quality improvements for health service providers; and
  • drive better outcomes at a system level.

Why a discussion paper?

The Queensland Government has released this discussion paper to understand the views of the community about the collection, reporting and use of healthcare quality and patient safety information in Queensland.

We want to hear from patients, clinicians, health organisations, the media and others about the possible ways that healthcare quality and patient safety reporting may be expanded in Queensland.

The overarching desire is to;

  • further enhance information available to patients;
  • improve transparency for healthcare professionals;
  • support the efforts of the stakeholders funding, reporting on and regulating healthcare services; and
  • continue to drive improvements that maintain Queensland’s leading health system.

The public consultation process for online and written submissions for the Expanding Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Reporting Discussion Paper 2017 closes at 5pm on Friday 27 October 2017.

For more information, read the discussion paper or email the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service.

How can I participate?

Answer an online survey

Follow the link below to an online survey. You don’t need to answer all of the questions if you don’t want to, you can simply review the content that is most relevant to you and provide responses to all or just some of the questions posed.

Complete the survey

To be included, you must complete the online survey by 5pm on Friday 27 October 2017.

Provide a written submission

We welcome your input and feedback via written submission. Please direct your written submission to:

Safety and Quality Discussion Paper
Patient Safety & Quality Improvement Service
PO Box 2368
Fortitude Valley BC QLD 4006

Or email PSQdiscussionpaper@health.qld.gov.au.

To be included, all written submissions must be received by 5pm on Friday 27 October 2017.

Last updated: 3 August 2017