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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).

Using 'nudges' to co-design improvements in patient care

NEWS: 28 Nov 2018, Partners in Care

The Partners in Care and medication safety teams have been working with Ogilvy, to develop low-cost interventions called 'nudges' to improve the lower-scoring areas of the national adult inpatient experience survey.

Patient Safety Week 2017 evaluation

PUBLICATION: 1 Mar 2018, Patient Safety Week

Evaluation of Patient Safety Week 2017, an awareness-raising week held from 5–11 November 2017.

Medication safety: Fatal prescription

NEWS: 27 Feb 2018, Medication Safety

A recently published article in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology highlights system issues contributing to medication errors.

Medication safety: Wally's story from Northland DHB

PUBLICATION: 9 Jan 2018, Medication Safety

Wally had a severe reaction to a medication he was prescribed and administered despite documented warnings in place. He shares his story with Northland DHB to highlight the system errors and help prevent others from going through a similar experience.

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Great participation in Patient Safety Week 2017

NEWS: 23 Nov 2017, Patient Safety Week

A huge thank you to everyone who supported Patient Safety Week 2017. The week, which was focused on medication safety, ran from 5 to 11 November and saw a record number of resources ordered.

New look WHO Patient Safety website

NEWS: 6 Sep 2017, Medication Safety

The Patient Safety and Risk Management unit at WHO HQ in Geneva has recently re-launched its Patient Safety website.

Medication Safety Poll

PUBLICATION: 28 Jul 2016, Medication Safety

To highlight the risks involved in using abbreviations in prescriptions, the Commission ran a poll asking readers what they thought the dose was in the prescription below.