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Health Quality & Safety Commission | Media Releases
A day for ‘conversations that count’ about end-of-life care
Today is Conversations that Count Day, organised by the National Advance Care Planning Cooperative (ACP) to prompt people to talk with their ‘partner, a mate, with the girls over lunch, or around the barbie’ about the kind of care they would want if they
Bestselling US health writer Dr Atul Gawande gives Wellington public lecture
Dr Atul Gawande, one of the world’s biggest-selling and most influential health writers, is to give a public lecture in Wellington.
ACC’s 500 claims a day underline importance of campaign focus on reducing harm from falls
The importance of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Open for better care national patient safety campaign focus on reducing harm from falls in older people is underlined by figures that show the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) accepting mor
Three-fold opioid variation a cue to look at prescribing, says Commission
Evidence that the number of people being given one of the most dangerous classes of medicine varies up to three-fold around New Zealand is a cue for hospitals and primary health care providers to take a close look at their prescribing.
Commission forum a rare opportunity to hear and talk with Dr Atul Gawande
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is urging people working in the health and disability and aged care sectors to take full advantage of a rare opportunity to hear and talk with one of the world’s most respected and forward-thinking health communicato
Hospital patients urged to take part in care survey
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is encouraging people to join the growing number of patients helping district health boards (DHBs) assess the quality of care in public hospitals.
Children and young people deaths reduced by half since 1980
The number of children and young people who die in New Zealand each year has more than halved since 1980, a new report shows.
Patient experience survey proves its value
The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s new national survey of public hospital inpatients is proving its value as a tool for identifying where care improvement is necessary.
Quad bike and other off-road vehicle accidents second largest cause of child recreational deaths
A report into the deaths of children in motorcycle, quad bike and other ‘off-road vehicle’ accidents is calling for cross-sector collaboration to tackle what is the country’s second largest cause of recreational death for those aged under 15.
Safety checks for swimming pools help prevent drowning
Is the latch on the gate to your swimming pool working properly? Are there any parts of the fence small children might crawl under? Checking these and other aspects of a pool is one of the things New Zealanders can do to help children stay safe...