Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard Released
The Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care released the Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard on 24 November 2021.
Each year more than 11,500 Australians present to emergency departments with a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis.
Australia has one of the highest documented rates of hospital anaphylaxis admissions in the developed world.
The new national standard of care for anaphylaxis will improve care and save lives by emphasising the need for prompt treatment and continuity of patient care between acute and general practice healthcare settings.
The Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard was developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, in consultation with consumers and healthcare professionals.
Access a copy of the Acute Anaphylaxis Clinical Care Standard.
For more information, visit the Australian Commission on Quality and Safety in Health Care website or email the Commission.