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Indicators, measures and dataset specifications

Measurement of indicators aims to support the feedback of safety and quality data to several levels of the health system, including consumers, clinicians, administrators and funders. Meaningful metrics are required to understand what the major safety issues are across the care continuum, proactively mitigate patient safety risks and stimulate improvement.

Evidence demonstrates that safety and quality improve when clinicians and managers are provided with relevant and timely clinical information.

In 2019–20, the Commission continued to develop and maintain indicators and dataset specifications that help to improve the safety and quality of health care.