How does Cabrini’s hospital-acquired complications rate compare?
Overall hospital-acquired complications rate
What does this mean?
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) has developed a set of 16 types of complications that often lead to patient harm or delays in discharge. These are known as Hospital Acquired Complications or HACs. Their frequency can be reduced through improved care and education.
The overall hospital acquired complication rate is a combination of all types of HAC that have been identified at the hospital. The benchmark HAC rate depends on the type and complexity of patients that are admitted to the hospital.
Benchmark rates are taken from the Victorian Agency for Health Information rates for private hospitals.
What are we doing to further reduce Hospital Acquired Complications?
Cabrini has a robust process to monitor and report on all types of HACs. Each patient with a HAC is reviewed and issues identified that could have caused or contributed to the complication.
What can you do?
It is important to tell the nurse if you believe you have experienced a complication. This will help Cabrini review your care and make changes that will reduce the chance of future complications.
Cabrini sites’ hospital-acquired complications rate