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Health Quality & Safety Commission | News
February 2014 'Medication Safety Watch' out now
The February 2014 edition of Medication Safety Watch is now available online.
Serious Adverse Events Report 2012–13
The Health Quality & Safety Commission has released the 2012–13 report of serious adverse events (SAEs) reported by district health boards (DHBs) and other health providers.
Partners in Care: Consumers and clinicians co-designing services
The Commission is pleased to announce it will deliver an eight month programme for consumers and providers to learn about experience based design (EBD).
Early intervention key to reducing youth poisoning deaths
A new report highlights the need to intervene early to prevent unintentional deaths from poisoning in young people.
New health data will help drive improvements in patient safety
The publication of new health data will encourage district health boards (DHBs) to consistently put in place steps to improve patient safety, says Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission.
Reduction in New Zealand’s perinatal-related death rate
Media release for the seventh annual Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee report.
May 2013 issue of the Clean Hands Chronicle out now
The May 2013 issue of the Clean Hands Chronicle has just been published on the Hand Hygiene New Zealand website.
Falls prevention is everyone's business
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is supporting DHBs which have activities planned to highlight the harm caused by falls, as part of April Falls 2013.
Report sheds light on surgery-related deaths
A new report out today sheds light on the death rates from four areas of surgery and anaesthesia, and recommends improvements to the way patients are assessed for risk.
Lives saved but more action needed to prevent infant and child deaths
The Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) estimates nearly 3000 lives have been saved in the past 20 years because of efforts to prevent sudden unexpected death in infants (SUDI).