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Report shows significant reduction in stillbirths
The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee’s (PMMRC’s) ninth annual report shows there was one death for every 100 babies born in New Zealand in 2013.
New areas allow greater understanding of perioperative harm
The fourth report of the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee covering the period from 2008-2012 includes several new areas: coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG), percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PCTA), bariatric surgery and severe post
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.
May 2015 'Medication Safety Watch' out now
The May 2015 edition of Medication Safety Watch is now online.
Bestselling US health writer Dr Atul Gawande gives Wellington public lecture
Dr Atul Gawande, one of the world’s biggest-selling and most influential health writers, is to give a public lecture in Wellington.
Feedback sought on DHB guide for engaging consumers
The Health Quality & Safety Commission's Partners in Care programme is developing a practical guide to help New Zealand district health boards improve their consumer engagement, particularly at policy and governance levels.
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
Māori talk about their health experiences
The Health Quality & Safety Commission has partnered with Te Awa Hauora Marae at Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (DHB) to develop a series of Māori health-focused videos.
Newly formed Northland Health Consumer Council boosts partnership
Communication between Northland District Health Board (DHB) and the public is about to run smoother courtesy of the region’s first Northland Health Consumer Council.
Committee calls for radical change towards family violence
The fourth report from the Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) calls for a radical change in the way New Zealand responds to its most dangerous and chronic cases of family violence.