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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 >>

Campaign has guidance on when antibiotics should not be used

Monday, 13 November 2017, 4:09 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Council of Medical Colleges is supporting World Antibiotic Awareness Week, and encouraging clinicians to consider the Choosing Wisely recommendations on antibiotic use before prescribing. More >>

Over 22,000 NZers at risk of kidney harm

Sunday, 5 November 2017, 12:37 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Over 22,000 NZers at risk of kidney harm because of medicine ‘triple whammy’ Over 22,000 New Zealanders aged 65 and over are taking a potentially dangerous combination of medicines that could seriously damage their kidneys. Known as the ‘triple whammy’, ... More >>

NZ Medical Students Learning to Choose Wisely

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 9:22 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) is using recommendations from Choosing Wisely in training. More >>

Report Finds "Unacceptable Discrepancies" in Death Rates

Friday, 16 June 2017, 10:45 am | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) has identified what it says are unacceptable discrepancies in the mortality rates for New Zealand’s most deprived populations. More >>

Health care successes highlighted, but inequities remain

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 12:16 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

The latest snapshot of the quality of New Zealand’s health care, published today, shows continuing improvements, but also highlights ongoing inequity in treatment. More >>

Get them talking about planning for end-of-life care

Thursday, 30 March 2017, 3:20 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Arthur Te Anini has a chronic illness he knows will limit his life. It’s a sobering thought, but the ex army man understands that thinking about and planning for his future and end-of-life care makes everything much less scary. More >>

Over-reliance on medical tests and treatments symposium

Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 12:45 pm | Health Quality and Safety Commission

Health professionals from around the country will gather in Wellington tomorrow Thursday 30 March to consider how to reduce unnecessary tests and treatments. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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