3 Apr 2018 | Reducing Harm from Falls
The Commission has updated the Atlas of Healthcare Variation falls domain, and associated workbook, with 2016 data.
The Atlas displays easy-to-use maps, graphs, tables and commentaries that highlight variations by geographic area in the provision and use of specific health services and health outcomes. It is designed to prompt debate and raise questions about health service use and provision among clinicians, users and providers of health services about why any differences exist, and to stimulate improvement through this debate.
The falls domain gives clinicians, patients and their families/whānau, and providers an overview on the prevalence of falls in people aged 50 and over, including those treated in the community and in hospital.
The update released today shows the following: