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A Window on the Quality of New Zealand’s Health Care (May 2016)

PUBLICATION: 6 May 2016, Health Quality Intelligence

This is the 2016 update of the Commission’s inaugural Window on the Quality of New Zealand’s Health Care, published in December 2015. It brings our measures up to date and examines key issues in the measurement of quality in NZ health care.

Report shows significant reduction in stillbirths

MEDIA RELEASE: 23 Jun 2015, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee’s (PMMRC’s) ninth annual report shows there was one death for every 100 babies born in New Zealand in 2013.

Conversations we're dying to avoid

NEWS: 24 Apr 2015

It's a conversation many would rather avoid, but planning for end-of-life care is one chat to have before it's too late.

Manukau Health and Wellness Expo

EVENT: 14 Apr 2015, Partners in Care

Manukau City Accident and Medical Clinic and ProCare Health are planning for a Manukau Wellness expo that will provide significant benefits for the Manukau, South Auckland community.

Clinician story: Partners in diabetes care

PUBLICATION: 14 Jan 2015, Medication

This clinician story from a former Clinical Nurse Manager for Diabetes Services at Northland District Health Board, advocates for empowering patients to realise they have a real ability to influence their own health.

Video: Ira Te Au shares her health care experience

PUBLICATION: 15 Dec 2014, Partners in Care

Ira Te Au shares a waiata introducing herself and her whānau. Ira talks about her life and how she began working in health. She had a diagnosis of diabetes following a health check and also had gall stones later in life.

World Thrombosis Day aims to raise awareness about VTE

MEDIA RELEASE: 10 Oct 2014, Safe Surgery NZ

World Thrombosis Day, for which the Health Quality & Safety Commission is partnering with the the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, is on Monday 13 October and is targeting both patients and clinicians.

Diabetes atlas looks at diabetes care across DHBs

NEWS: 16 Jul 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has released a new Atlas of Healthcare Variation, looking at the quality of care provided to people with diabetes.

Māori health literacy research: Gestational diabetes mellitus

PUBLICATION: 4 Jul 2014, Partners in Care

This report from the Ministry of Health focuses on the experiences among young pregnant Māori women in relation to gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a type of diabetes some women get during pregnancy.

Counties Manukau commended for report on maternity services

MEDIA RELEASE: 17 Feb 2014, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee

The Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) has commended Counties Manukau Health for carrying out a report into women’s experiences of its maternity services.

20 August is “D-Day” for Vitamin D

NEWS: 15 Aug 2013, Falls

Tairawhiti District Health is promoting the benefits of Vitamin D for the elderly this month, calling 20 August “decision day” and asking older people to talk to their family doctors about Vitamin D supplements.

Vitamin D is essential for good health

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Prescribed vitamin D is widely recommended around the world for reducing falls and fall-related injuries in older people who are at a higher risk of vitamin D deficiency.