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Clinician Fact Sheet: Comprehensive Care

Comprehensive care is the coordinated delivery of the total health care required or requested by a patient. This care is aligned with the patient’s goals of care and healthcare needs, considers the impact of the patient’s health issues on their life and wellbeing, and is clinically appropriate.

In providing comprehensive care, clinicians should provide care that is based on identified goals for the episode of care. These goals should be aligned with the patient’s expressed preferences and healthcare needs, consider the impact of the patient’s health issues on their life and wellbeing and be clinically appropriate.

Tasks for clinicians

You can help your health service organisation to implement the Comprehensive Care Standard by completing the following tasks. These tasks are arranged by criterion for each Standard.

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Minimising patient harm

What this criterion means:

Patients at risk of specific harm are identified, and clinicians deliver targeted strategies to prevent and manage harm.

What clinicians can do:

Some tasks for clinicians to help their health service organisation implement the Minimising Patient Harm criterion are outlined below under each of the specific risks of harm.


Last updated 30th May, 2018 at 11:52pm