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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.

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Statement of Intent 2011 to 2014

20 Jan 2012, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission's Statement of Intent for the period 2011 to 2014 in full, plus summary brochure.

Hand hygiene T shirt design

30 Dec 2011, Infection Prevention & Control

An example of a T-shirt design developed by the Auckland DHB for the launch of its local hand hygiene campaign.

ALERT 14: Oral Methotrexate - once weekly dosing

29 Dec 2011, Medication Safety

This alert highlights that patient harm and death have occurred when the weekly dosing schedule of methotrexate is inadvertently prescribed, dispensed or administered as an incorrect daily dose.