Quality Accounts are annual reports to the public from providers of health and disability services about the quality of the services they provide.
They aim to enhance accountability to the public and engage the leaders of provider organisations in their quality improvement agenda.
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is required to identify indicators of quality and safety in health, and aims to standardise and streamline quality reporting to ensure that only information likely to be of real value in facilitating and demonstrating improvement is collected. The Commission has begun working with DHBs to agree a format and suggested content for New Zealand providers to produce an annual quality account.
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