6 May 2016 | Health Quality Intelligence
This is the 2016 update of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s inaugural Window on the Quality of New Zealand’s Health Care, published in December 2015. It brings our measures up to date and examines key issues in the measurement of quality in New Zealand health care.
Part 1 of the document concentrates on measures from the inaugural Window which have shown significant results, and highlights the following key findings:
Part 2 considers the importance and complexities of measuring value in health care. It suggests there is no one simple measure of this, but that a number of different ‘lenses’ can help give an understanding.
Part 3 looks at how the Ministry of Health’s new System Level Measures Framework and the information in this document complement each other.
Part 4 outlines our plans for this document, which will supplement the existing set of measures with ‘deeper dives’ into specific topics, such as particularly patient groups, diseases or aspects of health services.