Development of clinical-quality registries in Australia: the way forward

Brian T Collopy, AM
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (1): .
Published online: 4 July 2011

To the Editor: I was extremely surprised to note that there was no mention of the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards’ (ACHS) extensive national clinical database ( in the recent article by Evans and colleagues on clinical-quality registries.1 Since 1993, commencing with a small set of generic indicators that were of limited value, the ACHS has been collecting clinical data through its clinical indicator (CI) program as part of its accreditation process.

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