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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.
Health Quality & Safety Commission e-update, Issue 49 online now
Issue 49 of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-update is now available online.
Conversations that Count Day – Get them talking!
On 16 April, New Zealand ‘Conversations that Count Day’ is being held – a national day to raise awareness about advance care planning.
Scholarships for infection prevention & control quality improvement training
The Health Quality & Safety Commission in partnership with ACC is offering scholarships for district health board (DHB) infection prevention and control (IPC) practitioners to participate in a quality improvement course.
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.
Fewer babies dying in their sleep
Figures just released from the Health Quality Safety Commission for 2014 show 40 babies died in 2014 from SUDI or sudden, unexpected death in infancy. On average, there were 47 deaths per year in the five years to 2014.
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.
New Safety Signal released
The latest Safety Signal discussed the risk of serious adverse drug reactions.