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National Safety and Quality Healthcare Service (NSQHS) Standards

Accreditation and the NSQHS Standards

The National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards were developed by the Commission with the Australian Government, state and territory partners, consumers and the private sector.
The primary aim of the NSQHS Standards is to protect the public from harm and improve the quality of health care.
They describe the level of care that should be provided by health service organisations and the systems that are needed to deliver such care.

Useful links:

NSQHS Standards - Live Literature Searches

The PubMed live searches listed to the left (reviewed and updated October 2020) have been copied (with permission and acknowledgement) from the Health Libraries Australia (HLA) website.They provide updated results for topics aligned to the Australian National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards. They have been developed, tested and endorsed as part of the HeLiNS (Health Libraries for the National Standards) Research Project, a joint initiative of HLA and Health Libraries Inc. (HLI)

The searches all run in PubMed. Follow the Get It! @ PS button to reach full text. Use the slider bar to the left of the results screen in PubMed to filter results by year or any of the other filter options.

References found from the searches are sorted from newest to oldest and display in abstract view. Viewing options may be changed to 'best match' or summary format.

Each topic is searched from a variety of angles.

  • Base search - a targeted search for references about the topic in a hospital/health service setting, published in English during the last 5 years
  • Broad search with Australia filter
  • Broad search with reviews filter
  • Broad search - an extensive set of references on the general topic, not limited by language, setting or date.

This guide has been copied and localised with permission and thanks from the SE Library.