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Use antibiotics responsibly, urge health organisations

Monday, 12 November 2018, 9:19 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

With very few new antibiotics having been developed in recent years, health agencies say their responsible use is absolutely critical to people’s health. More >>

Māori and Pacific peoples more likely to suffer from gout

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:10 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Māori and Pacific peoples are less likely to receive appropriate treatment for gout, despite being significantly more likely to be affected by the disease than other ethnicities. More >>

Cute but nasty germs on the loose this week

Monday, 5 November 2018, 1:12 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

It’s Patient Safety Week and who would have thought germs could be this cute! More >>

Patients’ experience of primary health care in NZ revealed

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 11:03 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Most patients feel their GP or practice nurse treats them with kindness, understanding and respect, results of a survey by the Health Quality & Safety Commission and Ministry of Health show. More >>

Let’s focus on Māori wellbeing and solutions

Monday, 8 October 2018, 10:44 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Kaumātua and Māori cultural advisor Wi Keelan says Mental Health Awareness Week, which starts today (Monday 8 October), provides an opportunity to focus on the positive aspects of Māori wellbeing. More >>

Have you done an advance care plan?

Monday, 1 October 2018, 9:04 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Planning for her future care was the last thing on Wendy Betteridge’s mind, until a cardiac arrest 18 months ago forced her to change her thinking. More >>

Call to make osteoporosis plans a priority

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 11:27 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Authors of the newly released 2018 annual report of the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry (ANZHFR) are calling for hospitals to make osteoporosis plans a priority for patients leaving hospital after a hip fracture. More >>

Programme leads to reduction in infections after surgery

Friday, 27 July 2018, 11:36 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

New Zealanders are now less likely to develop infections after surgery as a result of actions being taken by district health boards (DHBs) to reduce surgical site infections. More >>

Work needed to prevent preterm birth

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 9:04 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Maternal death rates have significantly reduced for the first time since 2006, a report by the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Commission (PMMRC) says. More >>

Early recognition and response to sepsis in pregnancy key

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 9:01 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Severe sepsis in pregnant women could be reduced with earlier recognition and response, says a report by the Maternal Morbidity Working Group (MMWG). More >>

Report calls for hip fracture surgery within 48 hours

Friday, 22 June 2018, 9:38 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Offering surgery to people with hip fractures within 48 hours could lead to fewer deaths, a report by the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) has found. More >>

Health care system performs well, but faces challenges

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 4:19 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

-- The latest snapshot of the quality of New Zealand’s health care shows a health system that continues to perform well in the face of a number of challenges. More >>

Interactive dashboard of individual DHB performance launched

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 11:15 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has launched a new, publicly-available dashboard of health system quality that shows at a glance how individual district health boards (DHBs) are performing in a variety of areas. More >>

Over 65s encouraged to prevent falls and live stronger

Monday, 23 April 2018, 11:27 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ month long campaign raising awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them. More >>

Over 216,000 NZers make ACC claim for falls in year

Monday, 16 April 2018, 10:42 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

New data shows that in a 12-month period more than 216,000 people over 50 made an ACC claim related to a fall. Just over 27,000 people attended hospital as a result of a fall. More >>

Falls prevention in hospital shows benefits

Monday, 9 April 2018, 9:18 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 continues to reduce. Between September 2014 and the end of September 2017, there have been 107 fewer in-hospital falls resulting ... More >>

Kiwis encouraged to think about end-of-life care

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 11:27 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Kiwis are being encouraged to think about, talk about and share what matters to them for their end-of-life care. More >>

Live Stronger for Longer theme of April Falls campaign

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 12:46 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ campaign. The annual campaign raises awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them. More >>

Choosing Wisely: Do you really need that medical test

Friday, 12 January 2018, 10:19 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

With mid-summer upon us, the Council of Medical Colleges (CMC) is reminding New Zealanders to talk to their doctor about whether they really need a particular test, treatment or procedure. More >>

Adverse events report signals stronger focus on learning

Friday, 24 November 2017, 12:15 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Adverse events report signals stronger focus on learning from consumers Embargoed to 12 noon, Friday 24 November 2017 More >>

 

 

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