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QAA 4/2011 Declarations/Other as made
This Declaration is to provide two quality assurance activities qualified privilege activities under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973.
Administered by: Health
Registered 07 Sep 2011
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR12-Sep-2011
Tabled Senate12-Sep-2011
Date ceased to have effect 15 Aug 2016
Ceased by Health Insurance Act 1973
Ceasing Comments see subsection 124X(4)
Date of repeal 01 Oct 2021
Repealed by Sunsetting

 

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

Instrument number QAA 4/2011

Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

 

I, NICOLA ROXON, Minister for Health and Ageing, make this instrument under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 (the Act).

 

 

1.             DECLARE the Activities described in Schedule 1 to this declaration (the Activities) to be quality assurance activities to which Part VC of the Act applies being satisfied in relation to the Activities that:

(i)            the organisations engaging in the Activities are authorised to do so by associations of health professionals or educational institutions; and

(ii)          it is in the public interest that Part VC of the Act applies to the Activities having regard to the criteria prescribed in regulations 23C to 23G (inclusive) of the Health Insurance Regulations 1975.

 

Dated      16 /    8    / 2011

 

 

NICOLA ROXON

Minister for Health and Ageing

 


Part 1         Preliminary

1              Name of Declaration

This Declaration is the Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

 

2              Commencement

      This Declaration commences the day after registration on the Federal Register of 
      Legislative Instruments.  Section 124X(4) of the Act prescribes that, unless sooner 
      revoked, this declaration ceases to be in force at the end of five years after the
      instrument of declaration was signed.

 


Part 2         Schedule 1                 

QAA4/2011 – Declared  Quality Assurance Activities

 

 

[1]       Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry

 

           

            Description:

           

            Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR) is a quality assurance activity improving the outcome of all types of joint replacement surgery in Australia. It does this by identifying factors affecting the outcome of joint replacement surgery and educating surgeons, patients, healthcare providers, hospitals, government and industry on the comparative performance of different approaches to joint replacement.  Data are collected from all hospitals undertaking joint replacement in Australia.  Each year AOANJRR reports on the outcomes of joint replacement surgery.  The annual report provides information on patient demographics and outcomes including morbidity and mortality as well as prostheses effectiveness and survival rate.

 

[2]        Australian and New Zealand Audit of Surgical Mortality (ANZASM)

 

           

            Description:

           

            The Australian and New Zealand Audit of Surgical Mortality (ANZASM) is being conducted the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.  ANZASM is a framework of regionally based mortality audits designed to provide an external peer review of surgically related deaths. Each respective regional audit collects a minimum data-set  in a de-identified format, in relation to deaths occurring whilst under the care of a surgeon.  In collecting the data, the audit facilitates peer-reviews of clinical events, system errors and process errors.  State and Territory Health Departments receive data reporting, case note review booklets and a National Report (a combined report on data from all regional audits) on at least annual basis.  Recommendations and trend analysis are highlighted by this data and State and Territory Health Departments can possibly use the data to review the performance levels of surgical care in their respective health care systems.

 

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