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#O2TheFix toolkit

PUBLICATION: 27 Mar 2019, Medication Safety

Tools developed by Waitematā DHB to encourage the safer prescribing and the best practice use of oxygen therapy, to reduce harm to patients.

problem solving Jul 2018
The flipside to problems

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I’ve been thinking about the saying, ‘Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life’.

Second quality improvement facilitator course begins in July

NEWS: 27 Jun 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

The second cohort of health professionals is about to begin the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s mental health and addiction programme’s quality improvement facilitator course.

BelindaLoring Jun 2018
Resources to help patients choose wisely

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Dr Belinda Loring is medical advisor for the Choosing Wisely campaign. She discusses the patient resources available to promote campaign messages, and the evidence for their effectiveness.

Local QI projects underway in mental health & addiction sector

NEWS: 14 Dec 2017, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

A few months after the new quality improvement facilitator training course, participants from DHBs and NGOs across the country have started to drive local projects to improve mental health and addiction services.

Choosing Wisely

PUBLICATION: 20 Dec 2016, Building Leadership & Capability

In 2012 the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation launched Choosing Wisely® – a campaign with a goal of advancing a national dialogue on avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures.

Choosing Wisely campaign launched in New Zealand

NEWS: 16 Dec 2016

On Wednesday 7 December a number of health sector leaders got together to launch the Choosing Wisely campaign New Zealand. Choosing Wisely focuses on reducing the number of unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures carried out on patients.

Fewer babies dying in their sleep

NEWS: 4 Dec 2015, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Figures just released from the Health Quality Safety Commission for 2014 show 40 babies died in 2014 from SUDI or sudden, unexpected death in infancy. On average, there were 47 deaths per year in the five years to 2014.

District health boards scoop IPANZ awards

NEWS: 22 Jul 2015

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has congratulated the district health boards (DHBs) which have taken home half of the annual public service awards, including the prestigious Prime Minister's award.

Hospital patients urged to take part in care survey

MEDIA RELEASE: 4 Mar 2015, Health Quality & Safety Commission

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is encouraging people to join the growing number of patients helping district health boards (DHBs) assess the quality of care in public hospitals.

Future steps for the Perioperative Harm programme

NEWS: 16 Feb 2015, Safe Surgery NZ

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s perioperative harm programme aims to reduce the significant harm caused by adverse events and other preventable errors that take place during the perioperative period.