The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care is seeking comment on the draft Severe (Third and Fourth degree) Perineal Tears Clinical Care Standard.

The draft clinical care standard includes:
  • Seven quality statements that describe the care that should be offered to women
  • A set of indicators to support health service organisations with local monitoring of quality improvement activities.
The quality statements focus on priority areas of care and are based on current clinical guidelines and evidence. Fact sheets for clinicians and consumers have been developed to support implementation.

There are three documents available for comment. Please read these documents before completing the survey:
Instructions for completing the survey
  • The survey will be open from Monday 28 October 2019 and will close at 11:59 pm Sunday 8 December 2019
  • The survey will take about 20 minutes to complete
  • Only one survey can be completed from the same location. You can exit the survey and return at any point prior to completion
  • Click 'Done' at the end of the survey to ensure your response is submitted
  • Once submitted, the survey cannot be accessed again.

Consultation report
A consultation report summarising the findings of this survey may be published on the Commission’s website. This report may include verbatim responses to the consultation questions along with the names of organisations. No individual names or personal information will be published or reported. More information about the Commission’s privacy policy is available at