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Patient experience survey proves its value

12 Feb 2015, Health Quality Intelligence

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s new national survey of public hospital inpatients is proving its value as a tool for identifying where care improvement is necessary.

Opioids Atlas domain published

19 Dec 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

The Atlas of Healthcare Variation opioid domain, published today, shows the rate of use of opioids in each district health board (DHB). See the opioid Atlas here. The Atlas covers only opioids dispensed from community pharmacies and does not include those

Paper shows people are not receiving adequate treatment for gout

17 Oct 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

A new paper published in the New Zealand Medical Journal has examined treatments for gout in New Zealand and found only 23 percent of gout patients considered to require regular treatment were being treated according to best practice.

Hospital patients urged to give feedback

26 Aug 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew is urging hospital patients to take part in a new survey asking them for feedback on their health care.

Hospital patients asked for feedback

4 Aug 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew is welcoming a new survey system which will ask hospital patients for their feedback.

Patient experience indicators progress update: July 2014

22 Jul 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

The patient experience indicators programme is on schedule and progressing well towards having a national approach to collection, measurement and use of patient experience information implemented by mid-August for the first quarterly patient experience su

Diabetes atlas looks at diabetes care across DHBs

16 Jul 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has released a new Atlas of Healthcare Variation, looking at the quality of care provided to people with diabetes.

New data shows asthma rates vary between DHB

2 Jul 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

A new way of presenting data has found hospital admission rates for asthma and indicators of asthma management vary between district health boards (DHBs).

BOPDHB's falls performance noted nationally

9 Apr 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) has been recognised nationally for the strides it is making against a healthcare target on patient falls.