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Health Quality & Safety Commission | Media Releases
New Zealanders urged to go easy on their use of antibiotics
The Health Quality & Safety Commission has joined Australia, the United States, Canada and countries throughout Europe to highlight the problem of antimicrobial resistance and the need for responsible use of antibiotics.
First national patient experience results published
The Health Quality & Safety Commission today released results from the first national survey of hospital inpatients.
Ex-NASA astronaut leads safety workshops for NZ health professionals
A former NASA astronaut will be incorporating safety principles learned in the US space programme when he leads workshops for New Zealand health professionals organised by the Health Quality & Safety Commission.
Increased reporting and learning from events focus of 2013–14 report
Media release from the Health Quality & Safety Commission. Increased reporting and a growing focus on learning from events are features of the release of the 2013/14 serious adverse events (SAEs) reported by district health boards (DHBs).
Everyone has a part to play in infection prevention and control
International Infection Prevention Week, October 20-26, is a reminder that infection prevention and control is everyone’s business and responsibility – whether you are a patient, family member or health care professional, says the Health Quality & Safety
World Thrombosis Day aims to raise awareness about VTE
World Thrombosis Day, for which the Health Quality & Safety Commission is partnering with the the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, is on Monday 13 October and is targeting both patients and clinicians.
Committee welcomes new initiatives to help address family violence
The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) welcomes announcements about the trial of an intensive case management service for family violence victims at risk of serious harm or death.
Committee calls for radical change towards family violence
The fourth report from the Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) calls for a radical change in the way New Zealand responds to its most dangerous and chronic cases of family violence.
Report reveals surgical death rates
Media release from the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee regarding the release of the third report on death rates from surgery and anaesthesia.
Report backs up link between smoking, obesity and stillbirth
Media release from the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee showing further evidence of the link between smoking, obesity and stillbirth.