Who do the Nsqhs standards apply to?

The National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards in Australia apply to all healthcare organizations and facilities that provide health services, including:

  1. Hospitals: Public and private hospitals, including general hospitals, specialized hospitals, and day procedure centers.
  2. Day Procedure Centers: Facilities where patients receive medical procedures or surgery and are discharged on the same day.
  3. General Practices: Medical clinics and general practitioner (GP) offices.
  4. Mental Health Services: Facilities providing mental health care and treatment.
  5. Dental Services: Dental clinics and services.
  6. Community Health Services: Services delivered in community settings.
  7. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services: Services specifically serving Indigenous communities.
  8. Palliative Care Services: Services providing end-of-life care and support.
  9. Allied Health Services: Services provided by allied health professionals, such as physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
  10. Specialist Medical Practices: Specialized medical practices and clinics.
  11. Ambulance Services: Emergency and non-emergency ambulance services.
  12. Diagnostic Services: Facilities providing diagnostic services like radiology and pathology.
  13. Rehabilitation Services: Facilities offering rehabilitation programs.
  14. Aged Care Services: Residential aged care facilities and home care services.
  15. Outpatient Services: Services provided to patients without hospitalization.
  16. Primary Health Care Services: A wide range of primary healthcare services.

Please note that healthcare regulations and standards may change over time, so it’s essential to consult the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care for more information on the NSQHS Standards and their application.

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