Clinical Indicator Program (CIP)

Established in 1989, the ACHS Clinical Indicator Program (CIP) is a data repository, analysis, and reporting service available to international healthcare organisations to support quality improvement initiatives.  


Who can subscribe?

ACHS International Members – full complimentary access for the duration of your membership

Non-Members – annual subscription fee based on the number of clinical indicator sets required. If you would like to subscribe, please email


The purpose of the CIP is to provide healthcare organisations with international benchmarking of their clinical performance in order to flag processes, systems, and outcomes that may require improvement.

Each of our clinical indicators is also mapped to the criteria within our EQuIP standards making it easier for our members to utilise the CIP to support assessment and evaluation to achieve one of the ACHS International available quality programs.

Clinical Indicators

The CIP contains 338 indicators organised into the following 21 sets:

  • Anaesthesia & Perioperative Care
  • Infection Control
  • Medication Safety
  • Intensive Care
  • Gynaecology
  • Maternity
  • Mental Health
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Hospital In The Home
  • Paediatrics
  • Day Patient
  • Oral Health
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiology
  • Pathology
  • Hospital Wide
  • Ophthalmology
  • Cancer Services

A clinical indicator set is developed and reviewed annually by the relevant specialist medical college in Australia and New Zealand to ensure clinical relevance and alignment with international best practice.  


When subscribing to the CIP, your organisation receives the following three (3) reports for each clinical indicator for which you provide data:

  • General Comparison Report
  • Peer Comparison Report
  • Trend Report

Your organisation submits data every six (6) months via our online Performance Indicator Reporting Tool (PIRT). Your reports are then uploaded to PIRT a few weeks later for ongoing reference.  

The deep statistical analysis provided in our CIP reports is developed in collaboration with the Health Services Research Group (HSRG) at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales.

ACHS International helps me to exhibit my commitment to providing a continuous process of quality improvement to the whole hospital team and enhances my personal leadership capabilities

Chief Executive Officer
- ACHS International Member