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Culture Survey 2017

26 Jul 2017, Health Quality Evaluation

In the spirit of learning more about what we can do to improve clinical leadership and the safety culture, DHBs are partnering with the University of Otago and the Health Quality & Safety Commission to survey health professional staff.

Open Forum: Atlas of Variation, Maps to Better Care

9 May 2017, Health Quality Evaluation

Professor Thérèse Stukel and Dr Dominik Von Stillfried will set the scene for a day focused on variations analyses, atlases of health care variation and how they can be used to address variation.

New report shows improved patient care

31 Oct 2016, Health Quality Evaluation

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is celebrating improved patient care as Patient Safety Week begins, with the release of a new report – Open4Results.

High opioid prescription numbers a prompt for investigation

19 Aug 2016, Health Quality Evaluation

The Health Quality & Safety Commission says figures showing a continuing increase in the prescription of powerful opioids are a prompt for hospitals and primary health care providers to take a close look at their prescribing.

Successful quality accounts workshop held

18 Mar 2016, Health Quality Evaluation

The Health Quality & Safety Commission recently held a successful day-long workshop on 10 March to discuss this year's district health board (DHB) quality accounts.

Report finds our health system rates well internationally

10 Dec 2015, Health Quality Evaluation

A new report shows New Zealand’s health and disability system rates well internationally and is good value for money. However, it has the potential to improve further, particularly in areas of equity and safety.

Webinar panel debate 30 October: Polypharmacy in older people

12 Oct 2015, Health Quality Evaluation

Following the August 2015 update of the polypharmacy in older people domain of the Atlas of Healthcare Variation, the Health Quality & Safety Commission and the Atlas Steering Group are hosting a panel debate on the topic.

Patients to be surveyed about out of hospital care

19 Aug 2015, Health Quality Evaluation

Patients from over 20 general practices across New Zealand will be asked about their care outside of hospital, in a trial of an online survey taking place from July to October.