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QAA 7/2016 Declarations/Other as made
This instrument relates to an audit that records medical practitioners who perform surgical operations and have patient mortality occur under their care. The audit includes all deaths which occur in a hospital when the patient was under the care of a surgeon (surgical admission) whether or not an operation was performed or the patient was under the care of a physician (medical and non-surgical admission) and where there was surgical input.
Administered by: Health
Registered 25 Jul 2016
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled Senate30-Aug-2016
Tabled HR30-Aug-2016
To be ceased 12 Jul 2021
Ceased by Self Ceasing
Date of repeal 02 May 2017
Repealed by Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 1/2017

 

 

Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 7/2016

 

 

I, CHRIS BAGGOLEY, delegate of the Minister for Health, make this declaration under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

 

 

 

Dated:                 13 July 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professor Chris Baggoley

Chief Medical Officer

Department of Health

 



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 – QAA 7/2016.

 

2.                       Commencement

 

This Declaration commences the day after registration.

 

3.                       Cessation

 

This Declaration will cease to be in force as if repealed at the end of 5 years after the Declaration is signed.

 

4.                       Authority

 

This Declaration is made under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

 

5.                       Declaration of quality assurance activity

 

A quality assurance activity described in the Schedule to this Instrument is, to the extent the activity relates to health services provided in Australia, declared to be a quality assurance activity to which Part VC of the Health Insurance Act 1973 applies.

 


Schedule

 

Declaration of Quality Assurance Activity under section 124X of the Health Insurance Act 1973 – QAA 7/2016

 

 

1           Title:

Australian and New Zealand Audits of Surgical Mortality (ANZASM)

 

             Description:

 

The ANZASM comprises a group of regionally based surgical mortality audits, being the:

(a)    Australian Capital Territory Audit of Surgical Mortality;

(b)   Northern Territory Audit of Surgical Mortality;

(c)    Queensland Audit of Surgical Mortality;

(d)   South Australian Audit of Surgical Mortality;

(e)    Tasmanian Audit of Surgical Mortality;

(f)    Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality;

(g)   Western Australian Audit of Surgical Mortality; and

(h)   New South Wales’ (NSW) Collaborative Hospitals Audit of Surgical Mortality.

 

The ANZASM is managed by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).  Each of the regionally based audits is under the governance of the ANZASM, with the exception of the Collaborative Hospitals Audit of Surgical Mortality which is governed by the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission and co-managed by the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. 

 

The Activity provides a self-reporting system for surgeons and anaesthetists and relates to patient deaths occurring in a hospital where:

 

(a)    the patient was under the care of a surgeon (surgical admissions), whether or not an operation was performed; or

(b)   the patient was under the care of a physician (medical and non-surgical admission) and there was surgical intervention.

 


The Activity includes, but is not limited to:

(a)    notification of death by surgeon or anaesthetist;

(b)   completion and review of relevant case form; and

(c)    report to reporting surgeon or anaesthetist by assessing surgeon or anaesthetist or committee of surgeons or anaesthetists;

(d)   public reporting on aggregated data; and

(e)    strategic and national review by the ANZASM Steering Committee.

 

This assessment is a mandatory component of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Continuing Professional Development Scheme.