NEWS: 18 Apr 2012, Partners in Care
A recent Commonwealth Fund study found that the more patients were involved with their healthcare, the more positive their experience of their care and the fewer errors they reported.
PUBLICATION: 28 Mar 2012
This booklet contains a list of questions which people who have been diagnosed with cancer may wish to ask to their doctor.
NEWS: 10 Mar 2011, Adverse Events
A small team of New Zealand and Australian medical specialists and entrepreneurs have won two British health services awards for their software package Patientrack.
NEWS: 6 Apr 2011, Medication Safety
West Coast was the first District Health Board (DHB) to introduce the national medication chart.
NEWS: 28 Apr 2011, Partners in Care
Dr Janice Wilson has been Chief Executive of the Commission since mid-February 2011. Prior to this, she was Deputy Director-General in the Population Health Directorate of the Ministry of Health. In her first public comment since taking up her new role, s
NEWS: 13 May 2011, Medication Safety
The Health Quality & Safety Commission says several programmes are underway to reduce medication errors.
NEWS: 20 Jul 2011, Adverse Events
A study of patient records aims to shed light on how many people suffer adverse events when they visit their doctor.
PUBLICATION: 13 Apr 2011, Medication Safety
Medication errors are a frequent cause of adverse drug events and a major concern for patient safety. This study compared the predictors of error among seven countries
NEWS: 6 Nov 2011, Medication Safety
Making sure you are taking the right medicines: An important guide for people coming into hospital