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ACC’s 500 claims a day underline importance of campaign focus on reducing harm from falls
The importance of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Open for better care national patient safety campaign focus on reducing harm from falls in older people is underlined by figures that show the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) accepting mor
CLAB graduates from quality and safety markers after ‘remarkable’ bundle success
The success of nationwide efforts to prevent central line associated bacteraemia (CLAB) means it has made its last appearance as one of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s quality and safety markers (QSMs).
Third national trigger tool workshop a success
The third national trigger tool workshop was held on 9 March 2015 at Ko Awatea in Auckland, and was sponsored by the Health Quality & Safety Commission and First, Do No Harm.
$2m for extra safeguards to maternity care
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says cases where a woman becomes seriously unwell during maternity care will now be audited by a panel of experts.
Open Book reports share lessons learned from adverse events
The Commission’s Adverse Events Learning programme is working with providers to share the lessons learnt from the review of adverse events.
Three-fold opioid variation a cue to look at prescribing, says Commission
Evidence that the number of people being given one of the most dangerous classes of medicine varies up to three-fold around New Zealand is a cue for hospitals and primary health care providers to take a close look at their prescribing.
March 2015 'Focus on Falls' out now
The March 2015 issue of Focus on Falls, a quarterly publication for everyone interested in understanding and preventing falls in older people, is now available online.
Consumer sought for Atlas of Healthcare Variation Steering Group
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is looking for a health care consumer to join the Atlas Steering Group (ASG).
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
Infection Prevention and Control Network meeting a first for the Northern region
In February 2015, the Commission’s Infection Prevention & Control programme, in conjunction with First, Do No Harm, held an all-day meeting with Northern region IPC nurse specialists from DHBs...