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Report finds ‘unacceptable’ difference in death rates

NEWS: 16 Jun 2017, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

The Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) has identified what it says are unacceptable discrepancies in the mortality rates for New Zealand’s most deprived populations.

12th Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee report released

NEWS: 13 Apr 2017, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

This report, covering 2011-15, shows that in 2015, 536 children and young people died which is more than in the previous two years (486 in 2014, and 516 in 2013), but fewer than in the years prior.

High opioid prescription numbers a prompt for investigation

MEDIA RELEASE: 19 Aug 2016, Health Quality Intelligence

The Health Quality & Safety Commission says figures showing a continuing increase in the prescription of powerful opioids are a prompt for hospitals and primary health care providers to take a close look at their prescribing.

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.