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Falls prevention in hospital shows benefits

Friday, 1 April 2016, 9:51 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

New data from the Health Quality & Safety Commission show the number of people falling in hospital and breaking their hip is reducing. There were 64 falls in hospital leading to a broken hip in the 12 months to December 2015 – down from 95 in the ... More >>

Commission calls for surgical data to be publicly reported

Friday, 11 March 2016, 10:40 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) is recommending data on surgical performance and other health care outcomes are publicly reported at a provider, department or team level. More >>

Continuing disparity between gout prevalence and treatment

Friday, 29 January 2016, 11:37 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The latest Atlas of Healthcare Variation shows a continuing gap between populations with the largest prevalence of gout and those being prescribed the most effective drug for its treatment. More >>

Survey shows surgical teams working well together

Friday, 18 December 2015, 10:56 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

As part of the evaluation of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Safe Surgery NZ programme, a baseline national survey of district health board (DHB) surgical staff has been undertaken. More >>

Immunisation against whooping cough crucial in pregnancy

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 2:26 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

16 December 2015 A new report discusses how rates of whooping cough can be reduced by immunising women during pregnancy and improving education about the illness. The report Mortality and morbidity of pertussis in children and young people in New Zealand: ... More >>

Learning From Adverse Events Focus of Report

Friday, 4 December 2015, 3:27 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Learning from things which go wrong in health care is a focus of this year’s adverse events report. More >>

Nurses have the tools to improve patient safety

Friday, 4 December 2015, 12:21 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Nurses welcome the release of the Adverse Events Report from the Health Quality and Safety Commission, and urges managers to work with nurses to keep patients safe in care. More >>

Patient Safety Week – 1 to 7 November 2015

Friday, 30 October 2015, 3:49 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Next week is Patient Safety Week, with the purpose of highlighting to patients that the health sector strives to provide the best and safest care possible, every time. The theme of the week is ‘ Let’s talk’ , focusing on good communication with ... More >>

Infection prevention – spread the word, not the germs!

Wednesday, 21 October 2015, 11:59 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

In International Infection Prevention Week, the Health Quality & Safety Commission says better hand hygiene habits are now embedded in New Zealand hospitals. More >>

No place for bullying in New Zealand’s health system

Tuesday, 15 September 2015, 4:39 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is disturbed by the findings of an investigation into workplace bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination among surgeons and trainees in New Zealand and Australia. More >>

More information about defendants will help protect victims

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 2:40 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) welcomes the introduction of a pilot that will see some judges receiving a report that has details of all family violence incidents involving a defendant. The FVDRC is an independent committee that ... More >>

Patients to be surveyed about out of hospital care

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 4:38 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Wednesday 19 August 2015 Patients from over 20 general practices across New Zealand will be asked about their care outside of hospital, in a trial of an online survey taking place from July to October. The survey, created by the Health Quality & ... More >>

Report shows significant reduction in stillbirths

Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 8:52 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

23 June 2015 The rate of babies dying from 20 weeks of pregnancy to 28 days old (perinatal mortality rate) has fallen to the lowest number since reporting began in New Zealand in 2007. The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee’s ... More >>

A Day for ‘Conversations That Count’ About End-of-Life Care

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 12:16 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

A Day for ‘Conversations That Count’ About End-of-Life Care David Galler describes keeping his promise to honour his mother’s final wishes about how she was cared for before she died as the best thing he has ever done. Now Dr Galler, an intensive ... More >>

Bestselling US health writer gives Wellington public lecture

Friday, 10 April 2015, 2:59 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Dr Atul Gawande, one of the world’s biggest-selling and most influential health writers, is to give a public lecture in Wellington. More >>

Importance of reducing harm from falls

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 11:35 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The importance of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Open for better care national patient safety campaign focus on reducing harm from falls in older people is underlined by figures that show the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) accepting ... More >>

Three-fold opioid variation a cue to look at prescribing

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 12:34 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Evidence that the number of people being given one of the most dangerous classes of medicine varies up to three-fold around New Zealand is a cue for hospitals and primary health care providers to take a close look at their prescribing, says the ... More >>

Hospital patients urged to take part in care survey

Wednesday, 4 March 2015, 12:53 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is encouraging people to join the growing number of patients helping district health boards (DHBs) assess the quality of care in public hospitals. For the Commission’s third patient experience survey, 6000 ... More >>

People encouraged to ask pharmacists about their medicines

Friday, 20 February 2015, 11:33 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Taking control of your medicines to help stay on the right track with your health could be as simple as talking to a pharmacist, says the Health Quality & Safety Commission. More >>

Children and young people deaths reduced by half since 1980

Wednesday, 18 February 2015, 9:55 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The number of children and young people who die in New Zealand each year has more than halved since 1980, a new report shows. More >>

 

 

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