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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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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