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April Falls update 2017

NEWS: 3 Apr 2017, Reducing Harm from Falls

An update on April Falls, a national initiative to promote falls reduction in health care settings.

Open Forum with Dr Karen Hitchcock: May you never grow old

EVENT: 10 Apr 2017

Join Dr Karen Hitchcock and New Zealand experts to discuss and debate both the importance and the role of older people in New Zealand, and the implications for improving the quality and safety of our health care system.

New report shows reduction in patient harm

NEWS: 31 Oct 2016, Patient Safety Week

Patient Safety Week starts today and coincides with the release of a new report showing patient harm reduction and cost savings have been achieved through improved health services.

New report shows improved patient care

NEWS: 31 Oct 2016, Health Quality Intelligence

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is celebrating improved patient care as Patient Safety Week begins, with the release of a new report – Open4Results.

September 2016 'Focus on Falls' out now

NEWS: 1 Sep 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

The September 2016 issue of Focus on Falls, a quarterly publication for everyone interested in understanding and preventing falls in older people, is now available online.

Focus on Falls – Issue 5, September 2016

PUBLICATION: 1 Sep 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

Issue 5 of Focus on Falls, a quarterly publication for everyone interested in understanding and preventing falls in older people.

A Window on the Quality of New Zealand’s Health Care (May 2016)

PUBLICATION: 6 May 2016, Health Quality Intelligence

This is the 2016 update of the Commission’s inaugural Window on the Quality of New Zealand’s Health Care, published in December 2015. It brings our measures up to date and examines key issues in the measurement of quality in NZ health care.

Falls prevention in hospital shows benefits as broken hips reduced

MEDIA RELEASE: 1 Apr 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

New data from the Health Quality & Safety Commission show the number of people falling in hospital and breaking their hip is reducing. There were 64 falls in hospital leading to a broken hip in the 12 months to December 2015 – down from 95 in the baseline

December 2015 'Focus on Falls' out now

NEWS: 16 Dec 2015, Reducing Harm from Falls

The December 2015 issue of Focus on Falls, a quarterly publication for everyone interested in understanding and preventing falls in older people, is now available online.