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Report reveals surgical death rates

MEDIA RELEASE: 18 Jun 2014, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

Media release from the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee regarding the release of the third report on death rates from surgery and anaesthesia.

Commission congratulates winners of the second annual April Falls Quiz

NEWS: 30 May 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s second annual April Falls Quiz was a great success! Over 1500 entries were received – thank you to all who entered, and those of you who shared the quiz around your workplaces and networks.

Quality & Safety Markers

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Helping develop guidance documents for data collection to make sure the information we collect is an accurate reflection of what is happening in health care.

Using trigger tools in primary care

NEWS: 28 Mar 2014, Adverse Events

An article published recently in the New Zealand Medical Journal shows that trigger tools are a useful way of measuring and tracking events that result in patient harm in primary care.

Surgical skin antisepsis

NEWS: 24 Feb 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

Surgical skin antisepsis is one of the key interventions of the Commission’s national Surgical Site Infection Improvement (SSII) Programme, led by Auckland and Canterbury DHBs.

Guidelines: Surgical skin antisepsis preparation

PUBLICATION: 11 Feb 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

This document has been produced to encourage health care professionals to use skin antisepsis preparation more effectively to improve the safety and quality of care that patients receive.

Video: Surgical skin preparation

PUBLICATION: 11 Feb 2014, Infection Prevention & Control

This video outlines the Surgical Site Infection Improvement Programme's guidelines for the appropriate use of surgical skin antisepsis preparation – the second in a series of interventions.

Quality and safety markers: outcome data for individual DHBs

NEWS: 24 Jan 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

These Excel sheets and graphs contain individual DHBs’ data on progress made against the quality and safety markers (QSMs) process measures and in reducing patient harm from falls, healthcare associated infections and surgery (the outcome data).

Business excellence award for Bay of Plenty DHB

NEWS: 8 Jan 2014

The Health Quality & Safety Commission congratulates Bay of Plenty District Health Board (DHB) for becoming the first DHB in the country to receive a New Zealand Business Excellence Award.

Data show more patients assessed for risk of falling

NEWS: 11 Dec 2013, Health Quality Intelligence

New data released by the Health Quality & Safety Commission show a significant increase in the percentage of older patients being assessed for their risk of a fall while in hospital.

Sudden infant death rates on the decline

NEWS: 6 Dec 2013, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has today, on Safe Sleep Day, welcomed a decline in sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI).

Update on development of patient experience indicators

NEWS: 30 Aug 2013, Health Quality Intelligence

Patient experience indicators help measure and report how consumers and patients actually experience the health system – what happened to them and how did it make them feel?