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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.
This information is provided for mental health and addiction (MHA) services. It is intended to guide adverse event review facilitators on the principles of engaging with consumers and their whānau affected by an adverse event and to complement...
This report alerts providers to key findings and actions following review of preventable events relating to interventional procedures. The aim is to learn from the events to prevent future similar events.
The Always Report and Review list is a subset of adverse events that health providers should report and review in the same way as SAC 1 and 2 rated events, irrespective of whether or not there was harm to the consumer.