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Health Quality & Safety Commission | News
New day stay national medication chart
A new day stay national medication chart is available to order from 16 December 2013. The day stay chart is intended for use in areas where patients are undergoing treatment or procedures when the length of stay is likely to be less than six hours.
Patient experience indicators update: 13 December 2013
Good progress is being made on implementing a national approach to collection, measurement and use of in-patient experience information.
DHBs show good progress on patient safety
Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has today commended DHBs for their dedication to patient safety.
Data show more patients assessed for risk of falling
New data released by the Health Quality & Safety Commission show a significant increase in the percentage of older patients being assessed for their risk of a fall while in hospital.
Atlas of Healthcare Variation steering group
The Health Quality & Safety Commission produces the Atlas of Healthcare Variation to help public and private providers of health and disability services improve the safety and quality of their services.
Sudden infant death rates on the decline
Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has today, on Safe Sleep Day, welcomed a decline in sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI).
Helping babies sleep safely
Put babies to sleep on their backs and make sure their faces are clear of bedding – those are two of the messages for parents during Safe Sleep Day today.
Northland DHB launches safe sleep TV commercials
With one of the highest rates for SUDI in New Zealand the Northland DHB (in conjunction with the regional Child Health Network and Whakawhetu) has produced four television commercials promoting SUDI prevention.
Review of the National Mortality Review Programme concludes
The Commission contracted independent consultants MartinJenkins to undertake a review in 2012, to consider how to strengthen mortality review to improve outcomes, increase sustainability and deliver a more coherent and cooperative programme for NZ.
Wider reporting of adverse health events welcomed
Associate Minister of Health Jo Goodhew today welcomed the broadening of reporting of serious adverse events (SAEs) to include some private providers and other non-DHB organisations.