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Southern DHB joins Choosing Wisely campaign

NEWS: 29 Aug 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Southern District Health Board recently joined other district health boards (DHBs) in formally introducing the Choosing Wisely approach. Choosing Wisely encourages consumers and health professionals to discuss whether a particular test, treatment...

Choosing Wisely must mean choosing equity

NEWS: 12 Jun 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

A paper published in the latest New Zealand Medical Journal says the Choosing Wisely campaign must ensure the message 'more is not necessarily better' does not inadvertently worsen the under-treatment for Māori and other groups.

New portal for quality and safety marker data

NEWS: 22 Jan 2019, Health Quality Intelligence

The Commission has developed a new online portal to make it easier for district health boards (DHBs) to submit data for its quality and safety markers (QSMs).

Think twice about that medical test or treatment this summer

NEWS: 16 Jan 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Summer in New Zealand is about days at the beach, the sound of cicadas and the smell of melting tar. But for some people it can also be synonymous with having skin rashes and sore knees and backs from gardening or backyard cricket; not to mention tennis..

Open4Results – December 2018

PUBLICATION: 19 Dec 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.

Thanks for another great Patient Safety Week!

NEWS: 28 Nov 2018, Patient Safety Week

A huge thank you to everyone who supported Patient Safety Week 2018. The week, which focused on infection prevention and control, and in particular good hand hygiene, ran from 4 to 10 November.

School kids get the message about antibiotics

NEWS: 5 Nov 2018, Patient Safety Week

Antibiotics are not always the answer. That’s the message from 12-year-old Libby Thompson from Cust School in Rangiora, winner of the 2018 national antibiotic awareness poster competition.

Frequently asked questions about surgical site infections

PUBLICATION: 12 Sep 2018, Infection Prevention & Control

These frequently asked questions about surgical site infections were written by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and answer questions such as 'What is an SSI?' and 'Can SSIs be treated?'.