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Scoping Study on the Implementation of National Standards in Mental Health Services 2014

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care; Commonwealth of Australia Country Resources Evaluation of Policy, Law, Strategies, Plans, and Services, Mental Health Legislation, Regulations and Implementation Guides Australia 1 August 2014 Report mental health service, service evaluation

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The NMHC and the ACSQHC collaborated on this scoping study focusing on the implementation of
the National Standards for Mental Health Services (NSMHS)1 and the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards2 in mental health services.

This study involved activities to gain a comprehensive understanding of:
• the levels of implementation of the NSMHS and the NSQHS Standards
• the enablers, barriers and challenges to their implementation
• potential gaps with respect to safety and quality in the NSMHS and NSQHS Standards.

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