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Health Quality & Safety Commission | Media Releases
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.
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.
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.
Report shows significant reduction in stillbirths
The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee’s (PMMRC’s) ninth annual report shows there was one death for every 100 babies born in New Zealand in 2013.
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.
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
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.