Our work

The Commission leads and coordinates key improvements in safety and quality in health care across Australia.

The Commission works in partnership with patients, carers, clinicians, the Australian, state and territory health systems, the private sector, managers and healthcare organisations to achieve a safe, high-quality and sustainable health system.

Key functions of the Commission include: developing national safety and quality standards, developing clinical care standards to improve the implementation of evidence-based health care, coordinating work in specific areas to improve outcomes for patients, and providing information, publications and resources about safety and quality.

The Commission works in four priority areas:

  • Patient safety
  • Partnering with patients, consumers and communities
  • Quality, cost and value
  • Supporting health professionals to provide care that is informed, supported and organised to deliver safe and high-quality care