The critical role of nurses to the successful implementation of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards

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CSIRO Publishing
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Citation:
Australian Health Review, 2013, 37 (4), pp. 541 - 546
Issue Date:
2013-08-21
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The National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards requires health service compliance by 2013 and covers several areas including governance arrangements, partnerships with consumers and eight key clinical processes. Nurses in Australia comprise 62% of the hospital workforce, are the largest component and hence play a critical role in meeting these standards and improving the quality of patient care.
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