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Health Quality & Safety Commission | Media Releases
New health campaign cracks down on unnecessary treatment
A new campaign looking to cut down the number of unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures carried out by health professionals has been launched in New Zealand today.
Collective action needed to further reduce sudden infant deaths
Around 3000 lives have been saved in the past 20 years because of efforts to prevent sudden unexpected death in infants (SUDI).
Decline in falls and broken hips a success story for New Zealand health care
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.
Antibiotic awareness week a reminder to use antibiotics with care
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is supporting an international campaign on careful use of antibiotics during World Antibiotic Awareness Week.
Report shows rise in ophthalmology events
Figures in the latest Learning from adverse events report show a notable increase in ophthalmology events reported in 2015–16.
Commission celebrates infection prevention work in International Infection Prevention Week
The Health Quality & Safety Commission says the New Zealand health sector has made significant improvements in patient safety as International Infection Prevention Week begins.
Family Violence Death Review Committee welcomes law changes
The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) welcomes the changes proposed by the Government today.
New Zealand supports new Australian standard to improve hip fracture care
A new Australian clinical care standard is being supported by the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the 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 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.