Clinical quality registries collect data on the quality of health care provided to patients who use health care resources. This information is used to improve the quality of the health care system by monitoring whether treatments are being utilised appropriately and measuring patient outcomes.
By the use of clinical quality registries, health care provided for specific clinical conditions can be measured for its appropriateness and its effectiveness in disease management.
Clinical quality registries provide data to jurisdictions, health care providers, clinicians, researchers and others to set clinical performance benchmarks and identify where there is significant variations in health outcomes. Analysis of these variations, through clinical trials or other research supports the development of, and improves compliance with, evidence-based clinical guidelines and standards.
Further information is available on the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care website.