14 Jun 2018 | Health Quality Intelligence
New Zealand’s health system achieves remarkable things every day. Ultimate outcomes supported by health care – reduced death and disability – are continuing to improve at a rate comparable to similar countries, even though New Zealand has been spending increasingly less than many other countries on health care.
This year’s edition of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s A Window on the Quality of New Zealand’s Health Care ‘shines the light’ beyond ultimate outcomes to look at where the system is performing less well and where possible system weaknesses may put future performance at risk. ‘Shining the light’ aims to start the thinking and discussion needed to lead to change.