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Briefing to the incoming Minister of Health: December 2011

2 Feb 2012

This briefing provides information about the quality and safety of New Zealand’s health and disability sector and how health outcomes can be improved and value for money increased through better health quality and safety.

Ministry of Health

31 Jan 2012

The Government's principal advisor on health and disability: improving, promoting and protecting the health of all New Zealanders.

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

31 Jan 2012

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organisation helping to lead the improvement of health care throughout the world.

Healthpoint

31 Jan 2012

Information about health providers, referrals, services and common treatments.

Healthpages

31 Jan 2012

Healthpages is an online reference resource for health care consumers. The site features health news and events, information on health conditions as well as a comprehensive directory of health and well-being services.

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare

31 Jan 2012

The Commission has been created for five years by the Australian, State and Territory Governments to make sustainable improvements to Australian healthcare safety and quality and to fulfil the responsibilities outlined for it by Health Ministers.

How to use an article about quality improvement

20 Jan 2012, Medication Safety

Quality improvement attempts to change clinician behaviour and, through these changes, lead to improved patient outcomes. The methodological quality of studies evaluating the effectiveness of quality improvement interventions is frequently low.

Have you registered on this website?

20 Jan 2012, Health Quality & Safety Commission

By registering on the Health Quality & Safety Commission website, you will be notified every time new information is uploaded. Why not sign up today!

Patient safety key to health systems

20 Jan 2012, Medication Safety

Professor Alan Merry, Chair of the Health Quality & Safety Commission, writes how increasing the involvement of pharmacists in managing patients' medications is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve medication safety.

Medication Safety Factsheet

20 Jan 2012, Medication Safety

Reducing medication errors is the focus of a factsheet released today by the Health Quality & Safety Commission.