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Health Quality & Safety Commission | Media Releases
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.
Family violence committee backs strangulation recommendation
The Family Violence Death Review Committee (the FVDRC) welcomes comments by Justice Minister Amy Adams supporting efforts to make non-fatal strangulation a specific crime.
Agencies need to change response to family violence
The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) says agencies must take more responsibility for the safety of family violence victims, rather than expecting victims to keep themselves safe from abusive partners.
Data shows continuing disparity between gout prevalence and treatment
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.
Survey shows surgical teams working well together
As part of the evaluation of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s (the Commission) Safe Surgery NZ programme, a baseline national survey of district health board (DHB) surgical staff has been undertaken.
Immunisation against whooping cough crucial in pregnancy: new report
A new report discusses how rates of whooping cough can be reduced by immunising women during pregnancy and improving education about the illness.
Learning from adverse events focus of report
Learning from things that go wrong in health care is a focus of this year’s adverse events report.