3 Apr 2017 | Reducing Harm from Falls
As part of a suite of April Falls-focused activities, the Commission has published an Open Book on falls, which summarises four falls events, local review findings and recommendations or actions resulting from review. Each incident reviewed include comments from the Commission’s Reducing Harm from Falls programme clinical lead, Sandy Blake. Providers reading this can take the lessons learned and apply them to their own falls prevention activities.
The Commission has updated the Atlas of Healthcare Variation falls domain, and associated workbook, with 2015 data.
The Atlas displays easy-to-use maps, graphs, tables and commentaries that highlight variations by geographic area in the provision and use of specific health services and health outcomes. It is designed to prompt debate and raise questions about health service use and provision among clinicians, users and providers of health services about why any differences exist, and to stimulate improvement through this debate.
The falls domain gives clinicians, patients and their families/whānau, and providers an overview on the prevalence of falls in people aged 50 and over, including those treated in the community and in hospital.
The update released today shows the following.
On Monday 3 April, the first of four FallStop seminars takes place in Dunedin. The four events have sold out. For those who missed out, we are recording the Wellington session and will makes this available on our website as soon as possible.
Also, please go social-media crazy with your April Falls efforts and use the hash tag #AprilFallsNZ on all your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts. We’d love you to share Commission posts too.