Sep

01

2021

Consultation open for draft Opioid Analgesic Stewardship in Acute Pain Clinical Care Standard

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is inviting comments on the draft Opioid Analgesic Stewardship in Acute Pain Clinical Care Standard.

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

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 services to examine the performance of their organisation and make improvement in the care they provide.

How to provide comments

The draft Opioid Analgesic Stewardship in Acute Pain Clinical Care Standard and instructions for submitting comments are available on the Commission’s website.

The consultation period is open until 11:59 pm Monday 4 October 2021.

If you have any questions about the clinical care standards or the consultation process, please contact:

Phone: 02 9126 3600
Email: [email protected]

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