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Health Quality & Safety Commission | News
February 2015 'Medication Safety Watch' out now
The February 2015 edition of Medication Safety Watch is now online.
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.
Get ready for April Falls 2015!
There is growing interest in the sector about plans for April Falls 2015.
Future steps for the Perioperative Harm programme
The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s perioperative harm programme aims to reduce the significant harm caused by adverse events and other preventable errors that take place during the perioperative period.
Programme delivers better hip/knee op recovery
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says patients recovering from hip or knee replacement surgery are spending less time in hospital as a result of a new national quality improvement programme.
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.
Feedback sought on Health Passport
The Health Quality & Safety Commission's consumer network is seeking feedback from people who have used the Health & Disability Commissioner's Health Passport.
Applications open for Māori health scheme
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says applications are now being taken for the Māori Health Development Scheme 2015–16.
Update from the safe use of opioids national collaborative
Update from the safe use of opioids national collaborative from clinical lead Avril Lee.
- Winning poster highlights occupation therapy’s role in falls prevention