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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.

Paper shows people are not receiving adequate treatment for gout

NEWS: 17 Oct 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

A new paper published in the New Zealand Medical Journal has examined treatments for gout in New Zealand and found only 23 percent of gout patients considered to require regular treatment were being treated according to best practice.

Atlas of Healthcare Variation steering group

NEWS: 9 Dec 2013, Health Quality Intelligence

The Health Quality & Safety Commission produces the Atlas of Healthcare Variation to help public and private providers of health and disability services improve the safety and quality of their services.

Consumer stories: Kula Alapaki

PUBLICATION: 12 Dec 2012, Partners in Care

This is the personal story of Kula Alapaki, a member of the Commission's consumer network.

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Commission launches New Zealand Atlas of Healthcare Variation

NEWS: 29 Jun 2012, Health Quality Intelligence

The New Zealand Atlas of Healthcare Variation is a new tool from the Commission for clinicians and users and providers of health services. It shows variation between the health care received by people in different geographical regions.

ALERT 8: Colchicine

PUBLICATION: 1 Jun 2009, Medication Safety

Purpose: To highlight the dangers associated with using colchicine in the treatment of acute gout and to change prescribing to a lower dose.

Atlas of Healthcare Variation

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Reporting on variations in health care practices and the reasons behind them so we can make sure we're providing the best possible services.