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National clinical quality registries

Clinical quality registries collect, analyse and report back essential risk-adjusted clinical information to patients, consumers, frontline clinicians and government, with a focus on quality improvement.

In 2019–20, the Commission, with expert advice, drafted A Quality Standard: Guidance on governance arrangements for national clinical quality registries. It is intended that this standard will be incorporated into the national Framework for Australian Clinical Quality Registries. National consultation is scheduled for late 2020.

In May 2020, the Commission released the Australian Register of Clinical Registries to facilitate collaboration on, and awareness of, clinical registry activity across Australia. To date, details of more than 90 registries have been submitted. Following curation, these are progressively published on the Commission website: www.safetyandquality.gov.au/australian-register-clinical-registries.

In 2019–20, a review of national, state and territory legislation and other regulation relevant to clinical quality registries was undertaken, to update the National Health Information Arrangements within the Framework for Australian Clinical Quality Registries.