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This instrument declares the Australian and New Zealand Tripartite Anaesthetic Data Committee (ANZTADC) Incident Recording and Reporting Program, also known as webAIRS (web-based anaesthetic incident recording system), to be a quality assurance activity to which Part VC of the Health Insurance Act 1973 applies.
Administered by: Health
Registered 18 Apr 2018
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-May-2018
Tabled Senate08-May-2018
To be repealed 15 Apr 2023
Repealed by Self Repealing

 

Health Insurance (Quality Assurance Activity) Declaration 2018 (No. 3)

 

 

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

 

 

 

Dated:   16th April 2018   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof. Brendan Murphy

Chief Medical Officer

Department of Health

 



Part 1          Preliminary

 

1.                       Name

 

This Declaration is the Health Insurance (Quality Assurance Activity) Declaration 2018 (No. 3).

                                                                                        

2.                       Commencement

 

This Declaration commences on the day after it is registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

 

3.                       Authority

 

This Declaration is made under subsection 124X(1) of the Health Insurance Act 1973.

 

4.                       Repeal

 

              This Declaration is repealed at the end of 5 years after the date on which it was signed.

 

 

5.                       Schedule

 

The quality assurance activity described in the Schedule to this Declaration is, to the extent that the quality assurance activity related 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

 

 

1            Name of activity:

The Australian and New Zealand Tripartite Anaesthetic Data Committee (ANZTADC) Incident Recording and Reporting Program - webAIRS.

 

2            Description of activity:

 

This quality assurance activity consists of the capture, analysis and dissemination of de-identified national data about critical anaesthetic incidents that occur in Australia and New Zealand through a voluntary web‑based incident reporting system. The activity captures national data across a spectrum of incident severity, from near miss to severe harm.

The name of the program is the Australian and New Zealand Tripartite Anaesthetic Data Committee Incident Recording and Reporting Program. The program is also known as webAIRS, which stands for web-based anaesthetic incident recording system.

The activity will be conducted by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in coordination with the Australian and New Zealand Tripartite Anaesthetic Data Committee (ANZTADC). The ANZTADC consists of three parent organisations: the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) and New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists. All members of the three parent organisations are eligible to participate in webAIRS.

The analysis of national level data entered into webAIRS will be used to highlight trends in current practice and enable proactive responses to potential risks and improve patient safety. Local level reporting does not form part of this quality assurance activity.

The ANZTADC Publications Group will lead the process of analysing the cleansed data and release of findings. Nominated authors will use the de-identified data to produce reports and disseminate the information in the following ways:

·         anaesthetic specific journal publications, e-newsletters and magazines;

·         publication of de-identified incident report findings to parent organisation publications; and

·         themed presentations at annual scientific meetings which include suggested improvement in practice or technique.