PUBLICATION: 5 Apr 2016, Health Quality Intelligence
Presentations from the Commission's national Quality Accounts workshop held in March 2016.
NEWS: 18 Mar 2016, Health Quality Intelligence
The Health Quality & Safety Commission recently held a successful day-long workshop on 10 March to discuss this year's district health board (DHB) quality accounts.
PUBLICATION: 31 May 2016, Suicide Mortality Review Committee
Suicide is a major cause of death in New Zealand and the most common cause of death for young people. In 2012, 549 New Zealanders took their own lives with suicide rates being much higher in males.
MEDIA RELEASE: 11 Mar 2016
The Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) is recommending data on surgical performance and other health care outcomes are publicly reported at a provider, department or team level.
MEDIA RELEASE: 25 Feb 2016, Family Violence Death Review Committee
The Family Violence Death Review Committee (FVDRC) says agencies must take more responsibility for the safety of family violence victims, rather than expecting victims to keep themselves safe from abusive partners.
NEWS: 21 Jan 2016, Other Topics
The Health Quality & Safety Commission, ACC and the Ministry of Health have released a report that looks at the economic and social harm caused by pressure injuries.
NEWS: 20 Jan 2016
Free CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) competency training is now available to staff from New Zealand district health boards (DHB) and primary health organisations.
PUBLICATION: 15 Jan 2016, Perinatal & Maternal Mortality Review Committee
Recommendations for a sustainable severe acute maternal morbidity audit within the Health Quality & Safety Commission, from the Maternal Morbidity Expert Advisory Group.
NEWS: 21 Dec 2015, Health Quality Intelligence
The Health Quality & Safety Commission and the Ministry of Health (MOH) are proposing to introduce patient experience measures for primary care, using online patient surveys.
MEDIA RELEASE: 16 Dec 2015, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee
A new report discusses how rates of whooping cough can be reduced by immunising women during pregnancy and improving education about the illness.
NEWS: 4 Dec 2015, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee
Figures just released from the Health Quality Safety Commission for 2014 show 40 babies died in 2014 from SUDI or sudden, unexpected death in infancy. On average, there were 47 deaths per year in the five years to 2014.
NEWS: 30 Oct 2015, Reducing Harm from Falls
An important new health initiative is being launched which will help the over 4,000 New Zealanders who suffer from a hip fracture annually.
MEDIA RELEASE: 24 Sep 2015, Health Quality Intelligence
A new measure of safety and quality in New Zealand’s hospitals has been released today.
PUBLICATION: 24 Sep 2015, Health Quality Intelligence
Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios model – Methodology Paper (July 2015)
PAGE Pressure Injury Prevention
MEDIA RELEASE: 19 Aug 2015, Health Quality Intelligence
Patients from over 20 general practices across New Zealand will be asked about their care outside of hospital, in a trial of an online survey taking place from July to October.
NEWS: 12 Aug 2015, Partners in Care
aitemata District Health Board has announced their eCALD™ cultural competency courses will be available free to all district health board staff from 28 August 2015.
NEWS: 10 Aug 2015, Partners in Care
The Ministry of Health recently established the Long Term Conditions Consumer Advisory Panel, to engage consumers directly in the design of more effective health services, systems and support for those affected by long-term conditions.
PUBLICATION: 10 Aug 2015, Health Quality Intelligence
This report is the first to examine health literacy demands on both whānau and health services around asthma management for Māori children.