Review of Death Policy

Applicable to: This Policy is applicable to the following Health Service Providers: Child and Adolescent Health Service, East Metropolitan Health Service, North Metropolitan Health Service, South Metropolitan Health Service, WA Country Health Service, Quadriplegic Centre and PathWest.

Description: The purpose of the Review of Death Policy (this Policy) is to ensure that Health Service Providers implement consistent policies, processes and systems for the recording and review of patient deaths in order to identify:

a. Potentially preventable deaths

b. Opportunities for improvement in the delivery of health services, including the quality of end-of-life care.

This Policy is a mandatory requirement under the Clinical Governance, Safety and Quality Policy Framework pursuant to section 26(2)(l) of the Health Services Act 2016.

This Policy supersedes OD 0448/13 WA Review of Death Policy 2013.

Date of effect: 20 October 2020

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