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RACGP Submission to the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care: Response to the Commission’s Consultation Paper on Australian Safety and Quality Goals for Health Care

8 February 2012

The RACGP provides the following responses to the questions of the ACSQHC as listed below:

  1. How do you think national safety and quality Goals could add value to your existing efforts to improve the safety and quality of care?
  2. Do you agree with the topics that have been included as Goals and priority areas? Are there other areas that should be considered?
  3. What do you think about the specificity of the Goals and priority areas? Are they too broad or specific?
  4. Do you think that there should be specific targets attached to the Goal or priority area? If so, what form should such a target take?
  5. How do you see the Goals applying in different healthcare settings or for different population groups?
  6. What systems, policies, strategies, programs, processes and initiatives already exist that could contribute to achievement of the Goals?
  7. What do you think should be the initial priorities for action under the Goals?
  8. How could the different stakeholders within the healthcare system be engaged in working towards achievement of the Goals?
  9. What barriers exist in achieving the Goals? How could these be overcome?