26 Sep 2013 | Adverse Events
This is the Commission's first report setting out the serious adverse events (SAEs) that New Zealand's 20 district health boards (DHBs) have reported in the previous year.
Between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2013, 177 SAEs affecting patients of mental health and addictions services were reported by DHBs.
The SAEs were reported in accordance with the process set out in the national reportable events policy, whereby health and disability providers identify, review and report events which have caused, or could have caused, serious harm to the patient.
Read the media release here.