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Collective action needed to further reduce SUDI

Friday, 2 December 2016, 1:23 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Around 3000 lives have been saved in the past 20 years because of efforts to prevent sudden unexpected death in infants (SUDI). More >>

Decline in falls and broken hips a success story for health

Friday, 2 December 2016, 9:37 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is celebrating the success of New Zealand public hospitals in reducing the number of in-hospital falls that result in a broken hip. New Zealand appears to be the first country to achieve this on a national scale. More >>

Report shows rise in ophthalmology events

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 3:15 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Figures in the latest Learning from adverse events report show a notable increase in ophthalmology[1] events reported in 2015–16 . More >>

New report shows improved patient care

Monday, 31 October 2016, 12:18 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is celebrating improved patient care as Patient Safety Week begins, with the release of a new report – Open4Results . More >>

High opioid prescription numbers a prompt for investigation

Friday, 19 August 2016, 10:05 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

High opioid prescription numbers a prompt for investigation The Health Quality & Safety Commission says figures showing a continuing increase in the prescription of powerful opioids are a prompt for hospitals and primary health care providers ... More >>

Bowel cancer focus of latest Atlas domain

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10:33 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Bowel cancer is the most commonly reported cancer in New Zealand, with approximately 3000 cases and 1200 deaths each year. More >>

Data shows size of difference in health care treatment

Monday, 20 June 2016, 11:24 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Data from the Health Quality & Safety Commission shows there are differences in health care and treatment provided to people from different ethnic groups, socioeconomic status and DHBs. More >>

Report shows fewer child and youth deaths

Friday, 3 June 2016, 10:04 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

New figures from the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) show deaths of children and young people continue to decline. In 2014, 488 children and young people aged 28 days to 24 years died, compared with 620 deaths in 2010. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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