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National Reportable Events Policy Offers Guidance

20 Feb 2012, Adverse Events

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has finalised a national policy to help health and disability providers to report and investigate adverse events so preventable events are not repeated.

Kiwis called to help prevent falls at home

8 Feb 2012, Adverse Events

A new programme that aims to generate innovative solutions to reduce the number and severity of falls in the home has been launched today by ACC Minister Judith Collins.

New 'no blame' incident regime for hospital

28 Aug 2011, Adverse Events

The Greymouth Evening Star reports that a new 'no blame' incident system has been rolled out at Grey Base Hospital, with 55 events already officially recorded.

NZ-developed Patientrack wins two awards

10 Mar 2011, Adverse Events

A small team of New Zealand and Australian medical specialists and entrepreneurs have won two British health services awards for their software package Patientrack.

Notifying urgent after-hours laboratory results - Whanganui DHB

13 Jan 2011, Adverse Events

Whanganui DHB has implemented a process for notifying urgent after-hours laboratory results for patients who are not in hospital – that is, those patients who have been to the emergency department, had day surgery, or are outpatients.

Referrals and monitoring at MidCentral DHB

11 Jan 2011, Adverse Events

A database has been developed on which all elective referrals sent from MidCentral DHB to another DHB are recorded, and unacknowledged referrals flagged. Referrals from the DHB to the regional cancer treatment service are also entered into the database.

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Making New Zealand Hospitals Safer

17 Nov 2010, Adverse Events

The Commission has released the 2009/2010 report of serious and sentinel events across the country’s District Health Boards (DHBs).