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NEWS: 27 Jun 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Introduced in 2016, Choosing Wisely encourages health professionals to talk with patients about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures; and patients to discuss with their health professional whether they really need a particular intervention.

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Resources to help patients choose wisely

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Dr Belinda Loring is medical advisor for the Choosing Wisely campaign. She discusses the patient resources available to promote campaign messages, and the evidence for their effectiveness.

Open4Results – June 2018

PUBLICATION: 29 Jun 2018, Health Quality Intelligence

Our six-monthly report on the harm prevented, and money saved, in areas the Commission focuses on or raises awareness about.

Mental health fono spotlights high seclusion rates for Pacific peoples

NEWS: 8 Jun 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

The high numbers of Pacific mental health and addiction (MHA) consumers who experience seclusion in district health board (DHB) MHA in-patient services was one of the drivers behind a national Pacific health fono held during May.

Going Dutch: what the Netherlands health care study group learned

NEWS: 6 Jun 2018, Aged Residential Care

A small group of New Zealand health professionals recently participated in a study tour to the Netherlands, hosted by CareMetric principal Jan Weststrate. The group visited hospitals, health care agencies (regulatory and quality improvement), aged care...

An unexpected pressure injury

NEWS: 11 May 2018, Pressure Injury Prevention

Kate shares her story of getting an unexpected pressure injury following the birth of her baby.

Falls champions clinical team May 2018
My year of falls learning

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Falls was an entirely new area for me when I was appointed to a new nurse educator role at Lakes District Health Board (DHB) in May 2017.

Live Stronger for Longer theme of April Falls campaign

MEDIA RELEASE: 3 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ campaign. The annual campaign raises awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them.

Falls prevention in hospital shows benefits as broken hips reduced

MEDIA RELEASE: 9 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

New data from the Health Quality & Safety Commission show the number of people falling in hospital and breaking their hip continues to reduce. Between September 2014 and the end of September 2017, there have been 107 fewer in-hospital falls resulting...

Live Stronger for Longer theme of April Falls campaign

NEWS: 3 Apr 2018, Reducing Harm from Falls

Live Stronger for Longer is the theme of this year’s ‘April Falls’ campaign. The annual campaign raises awareness of the harm caused by falls, and what can be done to prevent them.

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Whose fault is it anyway?

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A patient story of preventable harm. Every now and then a personal story comes along to shock us. It forces us to shake our heads and demand an answer. It calls us to action.

National event marks ‘the beginning of the end’ for seclusion

NEWS: 28 Mar 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Stakeholders from across the country joined the Commission and Te Pou this month, to begin the important work of the national collaborative Zero Seclusion: towards the elimination of seclusion by 2020.