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Three-fold opioid variation a cue to look at prescribing, says Commission

MEDIA RELEASE: 18 Mar 2015, Health Quality Intelligence

Evidence that the number of people being given one of the most dangerous classes of medicine varies up to three-fold around New Zealand is a cue for hospitals and primary health care providers to take a close look at their prescribing.

Focus on the safe use of opioids during March

NEWS: 4 Mar 2015, Medication

The final month of the campaign topic on high-risk medicines focuses on the safe use of opioids which will be continuing through the safe use of opioid collaborative.

Medication Safety Watch – Issue 13, February 2015

PUBLICATION: 24 Feb 2015, Medication Safety

Issue 13 of the Medication Safety Watch newsletter, a bulletin for all health professionals and health care managers working with medicines or patient safety.

Opioids Atlas domain published

NEWS: 19 Dec 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

The Atlas of Healthcare Variation opioid domain, published today, shows the rate of use of opioids in each district health board (DHB). See the opioid Atlas here. The Atlas covers only opioids dispensed from community pharmacies and does not include those

Medication Safety Watch – Issue 12, December 2014

PUBLICATION: 17 Dec 2014, Medication Safety

Issue 12 of the Medication Safety Watch newsletter, a bulletin for all health professionals and health care managers working with medicines or patient safety.