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Making New Zealand Hospitals Safer

NEWS: 17 Nov 2010, Adverse Events

The Commission has released the 2009/2010 report of serious and sentinel events across the country’s District Health Boards (DHBs).

Hospital privacy curtains laden with germs

NEWS: 26 Sep 2011, Infection Prevention & Control

Reuters: The privacy curtains that separate care spaces in hospitals and clinics are frequently contaminated with potentially dangerous bacteria, researchers said in Chicago this week.

Quality Accounts

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Standardising the way health and disability service providers report on the quality and safety of their services.

Health literacy

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The goal of this work stream is to raise awareness among health providers about their role in communicating health information so consumers will understand. We do this by developing tools and resources.

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.

Hand hygiene

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Improving hand hygiene is a simple but vital measure in the fight against healthcare-associated infections.

Alerts

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Making sure health care providers have the latest information on high risk medicines.