10 standards for communicating within the health system

New AMA guide is designed to reduce duplication and waste

The AMA has developed a guide outlining 10 minimum standards for communicating among health services, GPs and other treating doctors. 


It is hoped the guidance will improve quality of care for patients and also reduce duplication and waste in the health system.

The 10 standards in summary:

  1. Referral information from a practitioner to a health service: A referral to a health service from a GP includes information for an assessment of the need for care in their setting, triage, and the requirements for the patient’s