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Open Book

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Open Book reports aim to alert providers to the key findings of adverse event reviews.

Falls prevention tailored to suit individual residents

NEWS: 27 Nov 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, in conjunction with ACC and three Wellington-based district health boards, established a collaborative in early 2014 to assist age-related residential care facilities learn about quality improvement.

Dame Kate Harcourt supports April Falls 2014 themes

NEWS: 9 Apr 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

Dame Kate Harcourt knows first-hand the impact a fall can have, and is telling her story as April Falls month gets under way. She supports the idea that preventing falls is everyone’s business.

Falls prevention highlighted in April

NEWS: 7 Apr 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

Healthcare providers around New Zealand are raising awareness of the importance of falls prevention during the month-long April Falls promotion.

Strength and balance resources

NEWS: 11 Feb 2014, Falls

The falls focus of Open for better care includes 10 topics on preventing falls. The ninth of the 10 topics summarises current evidence on the effectiveness of exercise programmes designed to prevent falls.

Steady As You Go© classes build strength and balance

NEWS: 11 Feb 2014, Falls

Steady As You Go© classes have helped thousands of older people in the lower South Island to gain strength and balance, reduce their risk of having a fall or falls-related injuries, and improve their general health.

Atlas of Healthcare Variation steering group

NEWS: 9 Dec 2013, Health Quality Intelligence

The Health Quality & Safety Commission produces the Atlas of Healthcare Variation to help public and private providers of health and disability services improve the safety and quality of their services.

Serious Adverse Events Report 2012–13

NEWS: 21 Nov 2013, Adverse Events

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has released the 2012–13 report of serious adverse events (SAEs) reported by district health boards (DHBs) and other health providers.

ARRC mini-collaborative

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Wellington-based collaborative to assist age-related residential care (ARRC) facilities learn about quality improvement.

Vitamin D keeps elderly on their feet

NEWS: 26 Sep 2013, Falls

An article from the Manawatu Standard about a Feilding rest home, which has seen outstanding results after taking part in a vitamin D supplement programme to reduce falls by elderly residents.