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Health Quality & Safety Commission e-digest, Issue 61 online now

08 February 2017

The latest issue of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-digest for the period of 25 January–8 February 2017 is now available online.

In this issue:

Quality and safety improvement

  • Call for applications and nominations for Commission committees and groups 
  • New Zealand’s over-reliance on tests and treatments subject of symposium

Reducing harm

  • Patient Safety Week 2017 theme announced

Reporting and commentary

  • Pilot project evaluation report: Patient experience survey (adult primary care) 
  • National patient experience survey: Results for patients treated in November 2016 
  • Seventh Report on the Activities of the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee: 2011–16


  • Call for applications and nominations for Commission committees and groups 
  • Vacancies for medication safety specialist, project coordinator and an analyst


  • Upcoming events calendar 2017 
  • Choosing Wisely – implementation symposium 
  • FallsStop – free seminar about falls reduction with Anne-Marie Hill 
  • Open Forum with Dr Karen Hitchcock: May you never grow old
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