Preventing and Controlling Healthcare Associated Infections-Factsheet
The intention of NSQHS Standard 3 is to minimise the risk to patients in acquiring preventable infections and to enable the effective management of infections when they occur by using evidence-based strategies.
The Australian Charter of Human Rights – for patients, consumers, carers and families
Patients, consumers, healthcare providers and health service organisations all have an important part to play in achieving healthcare rights and contributing to a safe and high quality healthcare system.
Better Health Channel
The Better Health Channel was established in May 1999 by the Victorian State Government. Information is provided to help people stay healthy or understand and manage their health and medical conditions. It does not replace care provided by medical practitioners and other qualified health professionals.
Talking with your doctor
My Hospitals at The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
My Hospitals is an Australian Government initiative to inform the community about hospitals by making it easier for people to access information about how individual hospitals are performing.
Australasian College for Infection Prevention Control (ACIPC)
This site has some information for consumers about healthcare associated infection prevention, food safety and staying healthy at home.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) US
National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) US
As a central voice for patient safety, NPSF is committed to a collaborative, inclusive, multi-stakeholder approach in all that it does. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit organization.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) UK
NICE is an NHS organisation based in London and Manchester providing guidance and advice for patients and the public.