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Health Quality & Safety Commission | News
Individual surgeons’ performance data of limited value, says Atul Gawande
Internationally renowned health writer and thinker Dr Atul Gawande has warned against reading too much into performance data for individual surgeons.
Atul Gawande makes the case for bananas, cocktails and cookies
‘Give them the damned banana!’ was internationally renowned health writer and thinker Dr Atul Gawande’s message to aged residential care homes where safety concerns dominate at the expense of residents’ quality of life.
Atul Gawande emphasises the fundamental importance of system-building
The 21st century is the century of the system, internationally renowned health writer Dr Atul Gawande told a forum of more than 500 people from New Zealand’s health, disability, aged-care and end-of-life care sectors on Monday 18 May in Wellington.
Sponsorship for consumers and providers to attend the 2015 APAC Forum
Applications are open for sponsorship for consumers and providers to attend the 2015 APAC Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare.
Nurses on the front line of quality improvement
The Health Quality & Safety Commission says nurses are well placed to serve on the front line of quality improvement, following in the footsteps of Florence Nightingale, who was born 195 years ago today.
Hospitals increasingly turn to patients for advice
This article from Kaiser Health News discusses the role patients played in choosing a new USD$700million electronic health record system for Partners HealthCare, the largest health system in Massachusetts.
Gidday my name is...
In this article from Nursing Review, Dr Lynne Maher talks about why nurses and other health professionals need timely reminders that patients seek courtesy, communication and compassion as part of good clinical care.
Waitakere Health Link newsletter – May 2015
The May 2015 issue of Health Link North’s newsletter is now available.
IHI team to support opioid collaborative
The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s opioid collaborative team has been working closely with district health board (DHB) teams, to ensure baselines are established and improvement initiatives can be measured.
Postoperative NZ mortality data 'a driver for surgical safety'
The collection of data regarding deaths during and after surgery can be used to influence surgical safety, delegates to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeon’s 84th Annual Scientific Conference have been told.