Quality of Care reporting: Safe use of blood and blood products
The annual quality of care reports are a key strategy to ensure accountability of health services, to promote changes in systems and professional practices, to provide consumers with information, and to establish a process that reports on and promotes continuous improvement.
A quality of care report describes the systems and processes in place in health services to monitor and improve quality. It emphasises what these systems do, particularly the results and outcomes of the monitoring, and the action taken as a result of any identified quality issues.
Quality performance indicators and other information should also be included in annual quality of care reports. Safe use of blood and blood products has been included in the recommended reporting requirements.
There are many clinical and laboratory staff and processes involved in the safe use of blood and blood products. The Quality of Care report is an opportunity to share your experiences and achievements, with the monitoring and improving the quality use of blood undertaken by your health service.
Blood Matters has produced a guiding document for your reporting of safe use of blood and blood products and is available
Further information on reporting requirements is available at the Consumer, carer and community participation and information website: Quality of Care Reports 2011-2012 recommended reporting.