In a recent report provided by Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL), a common non-compliance by Western Australian general practices being surveyed against the RACGP Standards for General Practices (4th edition) was Criterion 5.3.3H which relates to all individual practice team members, and is intended to minimise the risk of healthcare associated infections.
The reasons for non-compliance were:
This Criterion is also addressed in the recently released 5th edition Standards as C3.5.B. Both editions of the Standards adhere to the same principles, however, in the 5th edition, the word ‘must’ is now utilised to demonstrate that the indicators are mandatory.
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