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Expanding healthcare quality and patient safety reporting

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 released a 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 wanted 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 was 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 closed on Friday 27 October 2017.

For more information email the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service.

Last updated: 22 November 2017