25 Jun 2015 | Health Quality Intelligence
The Health Quality & Safety Commission curates a small set of health quality and safety indicators, which are published annually on our website. The summary indicators cover an internationally recognised range of aspects of quality in our health care system – safety, patient experience, effectiveness, access/timeliness, efficiency and equity.
The 2015 update is now available, showing progress across 19 key indicators and nearly 30 contextual measures, including international comparisons and a focus on equity. The measures are accompanied by commentary.
Fourteen indicators have been updated this year and new measures are available for three of the areas under consideration.
This information represents a useful starting place for anyone interested in understanding the quality of New Zealand’s health care system.