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Health Quality & Safety Commission | Media Releases
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 to take a close look at their prescribing.
Bowel cancer focus of latest Atlas domain
The latest Atlas of Healthcare Variation has been released today, focusing on bowel cancer.
PMMRC report finds drop in maternal deaths and stillbirths
The Perinatal and Mortality Review Committee’s (PMMRC’s) 10th report, released today, shows a drop in maternal deaths.
Data shows size of difference in health care treatment by ethnicity, socioeconomic status
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.
Report finds small increased risk of death from weekend surgery
The latest report from the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) has found that there is a slightly greater likelihood that people will die following surgery, if that surgery is carried out in the weekend.
Report shows fewer child and youth deaths
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.
FVDRC welcomes announcement of Integrated Safety Response model
The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) welcomes the opportunities the Integrated Safety Response (ISR) model, announced today, brings to help protect victims of family violence.
Falls prevention starts in the home
As a month-long focus on preventing falls begins, one Upper Hutt resident is well aware of the campaign’s slogan: falls prevention is everyone’s business.
Falls prevention in hospital shows benefits as broken hips reduced
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 baseline
Commission calls for surgical data to be publicly reported
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.