News & events

New health data will help drive improvements in patient safety

27 Jun 2013, Health Quality Intelligence

The publication of new health data will encourage district health boards (DHBs) to consistently put in place steps to improve patient safety, says Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

Quality Accounts guidance manual now available

24 Jul 2012, Health Quality Intelligence

Next year health care providers will be required to give an account for the quality of their services for the first time. The Commission has helped develop a manual explaining the purpose of Quality Accounts and giving step-by-step guidance.

Commission launches New Zealand Atlas of Healthcare Variation

29 Jun 2012, Health Quality Intelligence

The New Zealand Atlas of Healthcare Variation is a new tool from the Commission for clinicians and users and providers of health services. It shows variation between the health care received by people in different geographical regions.

The latest news from Health Quality Evaluation programme

19 Jun 2012, Health Quality Intelligence

An update from the Commission's Health Quality Evaluation programme, including information on the forthcoming atlas of healthcare variation and the latest news on the health quality and safety indicators and quality and safety markers.

Quality Accounts

7 Nov 2011, Health Quality Intelligence

Quality Accounts are annual reports to the public from providers of health and disability services about the quality of the services they provide.