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Review of the National Mortality Review Programme concludes

NEWS: 27 Nov 2013

The Commission contracted independent consultants MartinJenkins to undertake a review in 2012, to consider how to strengthen mortality review to improve outcomes, increase sustainability and deliver a more coherent and cooperative programme for NZ.

Trial of a suicide mortality review mechanism

NEWS: 21 Nov 2013, Suicide Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is undertaking a two-year mortality review trial to improve knowledge about people who die by suicide and to help identify ways to reduce suicide rates in future.

West Coast DHB to promote Open for better care

NEWS: 6 Nov 2013, Healthcare Associated Infections

West Coast District Health Board (DHB) is hosting a stand promote Open for better care and give people a chance to ask questions or discuss their ideas with friendly and knowledgable staff from both the DHB and the Health Quality & Safety Commission.

Severity Assessment Code Framework

PUBLICATION: 16 Oct 2013, Adverse Events

Plunket has a Severity Assessment Code Framework which highlights undesirable outcomes or risks to Well Child/Tamariki Ora outcomes.

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?

20 August is “D-Day” for Vitamin D

NEWS: 15 Aug 2013, Falls

Tairawhiti District Health is promoting the benefits of Vitamin D for the elderly this month, calling 20 August “decision day” and asking older people to talk to their family doctors about Vitamin D supplements.

Vitamin D is essential for good health


Prescribed vitamin D is widely recommended around the world for reducing falls and fall-related injuries in older people who are at a higher risk of vitamin D deficiency.

Tairawhiti DHB makes falls awareness fun

NEWS: 17 Jun 2013, Falls

Health care workers at Tairawhiti District Health Board (DHB) have found novel ways to raise awareness of falls among staff, patients and visitors.