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Decline in falls and broken hips a success story for New Zealand health care

MEDIA RELEASE: 2 Dec 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is celebrating the success of New Zealand public hospitals in reducing the number of in-hospital falls that result in a broken hip. New Zealand appears to be the first country to achieve this on a national scale.

Report shows rise in ophthalmology events

MEDIA RELEASE: 10 Nov 2016, Adverse Events

Figures in the latest Learning from adverse events report show a notable increase in ophthalmology events reported in 2015–16.

Medication safety and clinical leadership

NEWS: 13 Jun 2016, Clinical leadership for quality and safety

Medication safety is about reducing harm caused by medicines without altering the good they do and strong clinical leadership is crucial for this work.

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Medication Safety Watch – Issue 17, April 2016

PUBLICATION: 12 Apr 2016, Medication Safety

Issue 17 of the Medication Safety Watch newsletter, a bulletin for all health professionals and health care managers working with medicines or patient safety.

Orders open for April Falls 2016 resources

NEWS: 25 Feb 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

April Falls 2016 is one month away and we have lots planned, as will many of you. This year’s national theme will embrace ‘prevention right through to review and learning from falls events’.

Survey shows surgical teams working well together

MEDIA RELEASE: 18 Dec 2015, Safe Surgery NZ

As part of the evaluation of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s (the Commission) Safe Surgery NZ programme, a baseline national survey of district health board (DHB) surgical staff has been undertaken.

Report finds our health system rates well internationally

NEWS: 10 Dec 2015, Health Quality Intelligence

A new report shows New Zealand’s health and disability system rates well internationally and is good value for money. However, it has the potential to improve further, particularly in areas of equity and safety.

Adverse event review workshops a success

NEWS: 20 Aug 2015, Adverse Events

The Health Quality & Safety Commission welcomed almost 50 adverse event reviewers to a workshop on 10–11 August 2015 at Ko Awatea in Auckland.