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Advance care planning is the process of thinking about, talking about and planning for future health care and end of life care. This page provides information about advance care planning for consumers and clinicians.
The Commission’s national Infection prevention and control (IPC) programme aims to improve patient outcomes by reducing the incidence and impact of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) within the New Zealand health and disability sector.
The mental health and addiction quality improvement programme is a national initiative working with the DHBs to ensure that people who experience mental health and addiction issues, and their whānau, receive high quality care.
The Atlas of Healthcare Variation 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.
Health sectors rely on data to improve quality. Our Measures Library provides technical documents and summaries, management and case documents, plus links to other resources like the Atlas of Healthcare Variation.
Patient experience is a vital but complex area. The Health Quality & Safety Commission conducts two national surveys to enable the collection, measurement and use of patient experience information on a regular basis.
The latest quality and safety marker (QSM) results are available on the left-hand menu. Click the quarter you would like to view and use the anchors at the top of the page to navigate to the programme of interest.
Support for people working in health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find information about how you can support yourselves and others, including consumers, teams and colleagues which complements and aligns with Ministry of Health resources.
Northland District Health Board (DHB), in conjunction with the regional Child Health Network and Whakawhetu, has produced four television commercials promoting SUDI prevention with the acronym PEPE - Place, Eliminate, Position and Encourage.
The Frailty care guides | Ngā aratohu maimoa hauwarea are a suite of 26 nursing decision support tools covering the spectrum of frailty from deterioration to communication and advance treatment planning.
As part of a Whakakotahi improvement project, an integrated health team in Nelson Marlborough worked on how to make it easier for patients to take their life-saving medication in the year after having a cardiac stent.