How is open disclosure relevant to clinical governance?
While the Australian Open Disclosure Framework was published almost 10 years ago in 2014, it is still not routinely applied in healthcare. In aged care, open disclosure has been a regulatory requirement since 1 July 2019, when the Aged Care Quality Standards came into effect - which purported to ‘clearly define what good aged care should look like’. Clinical governance under Standard 8 (on Organisational Governance) specifically requires the practice of open disclosure. But how is open disclosure relevant to clinical governance?
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