NEWS: 25 Sep 2020, Health Quality & Safety Commission
More than 40 New Zealand pharmacists have worked together to develop new Choosing Wisely pharmacy recommendations.
NEWS: 2 Apr 2019, Medication Safety
A series of medicine information leaflets for New Zealand health consumers, My Medicines, is being made available in te reo Māori.
NEWS: 8 Nov 2018, Health Quality Intelligence
Māori and Pacific peoples are less likely to receive appropriate treatment for gout, despite being significantly more likely to be affected by the disease than other ethnicities.
NEWS: 16 Nov 2017, Primary Care
A rising tide of gout is being responded to by South Auckland general practice Papakura Marae Health Clinic and National Hauora Coalition (a collective of Māori service providers).
NEWS: 21 Aug 2017, Primary Care
Gout is an equity issue. The suffering this condition causes is avoidable and differences between people and populations can be remedied.
MEDIA RELEASE: 20 Jun 2016, Health Quality Intelligence
Data from the Health Quality & Safety Commission shows there are differences in health care and treatment provided to people from different ethnic groups, socioeconomic status and DHBs.
MEDIA RELEASE: 29 Jan 2016, Health Quality Intelligence
The latest Atlas of Healthcare Variation shows a continuing gap between populations with the largest prevalence of gout and those being prescribed the most effective drug for its treatment.
NEWS: 17 Oct 2014, Health Quality Intelligence
A new paper published in the New Zealand Medical Journal has examined treatments for gout in New Zealand and found only 23 percent of gout patients considered to require regular treatment were being treated according to best practice.
MEDIA RELEASE: 20 Feb 2013, Health Quality Intelligence
Media release on the new Atlas of Healthcare Variation domains - polypharmacy in older people and gout