EQuIP focuses on the issues considered to be of the greatest importance in providing safe, high-quality care. It has been developed in consultation with the healthcare industry both within Australia and internationally to address the clinical, support, and corporate functions of the organisation.
The program expresses the safety and quality goals that are common to different types of healthcare services. This means that although the evidence presented by different healthcare organisations for a criterion may vary, consideration of evidence can be made in the context of organisational structure, geography, patient type and services.
EQuIP7 is structured in a hierarchy, as follows: