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Report sheds light on surgery-related deaths

NEWS: 27 Mar 2013, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

A new report out today sheds light on the death rates from four areas of surgery and anaesthesia, and recommends improvements to the way patients are assessed for risk.

David Sage
Clinical Lead for Reportable Events programme appointed

NEWS: 5 Oct 2012, Adverse Events

Dr David Sage has been appointed Clinical Lead for the national reportable events programme. This includes the national reportable events policy, and reporting of serious and sentinel events by district health boards (DHBs).

HIIRC June 2012 Update

NEWS: 28 Jun 2012

The Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre (HIIRC) website contains the latest New Zealand and overseas health news and information.

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Partners in Care is a six- to eight-month programme brought to you by the Health Quality & Safety Commission with a focus on consumer engagement, using the National Health Service Institute’s Experience-Based Design programme.

How to use an article about quality improvement

PUBLICATION: 20 Jan 2012, Medication Safety

Quality improvement attempts to change clinician behaviour and, through these changes, lead to improved patient outcomes. The methodological quality of studies evaluating the effectiveness of quality improvement interventions is frequently low.

How to use an article about quality improvement

NEWS: 30 Jan 2011, Medication Safety

Quality improvement attempts to change clinician behaviour and, through these changes, lead to improved patient outcomes. The methodological quality of studies evaluating the effectiveness of quality improvement interventions is frequently low.

Commission congratulates new Children's Commissioner

NEWS: 11 May 2011, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission congratulates Hawke’s Bay paediatrician Russell Wills on his appointment as the new Children’s Commissioner.

Commission Chair urges correct use of Surgical Safety Checklist

NEWS: 16 Jul 2011, Safe Surgery NZ

The World Health Organization (WHO) launched the Surgical Safety Checklist in 2009, and on the face of it, uptake has been impressive. Three large studies published in major journals all show substantial reductions in mortality and morbidity.