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Choosing Wisely must mean choosing equity

NEWS: 12 Jun 2019, Health Quality & Safety Commission

A paper published in the latest New Zealand Medical Journal says the Choosing Wisely campaign must ensure the message 'more is not necessarily better' does not inadvertently worsen the under-treatment for Māori and other groups.

Clinical governance recommendations for recognition and response systems

PUBLICATION: 21 Nov 2017, Patient Deterioration

This paper is intended for project teams responsible for implementing and improving recognition and response systems in New Zealand hospitals. It briefly outlines recommendations for ongoing clinical governance of recognition and response systems.

Patient story: Matthew Gunter

PUBLICATION: 23 Aug 2018, Partners in Care

Heather Gunter tells the story of her son Matthew, who was 16-years-old when he developed appendicitis. He had complications following surgery and died two days later, due to causes which could have been prevented.

Reshaping the rules at Hutt Valley DHB

NEWS: 24 Jul 2018, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Staff at Hutt Valley District Health Board (DHB) are being encouraged to speak up if they think an aspect of patient care isn’t working, or is unnecessary, and suggest a better approach.

Report calls for hip fracture surgery within 48 hours

NEWS: 22 Jun 2018, Perioperative Mortality Review Committee

Offering surgery to people with hip fractures within 48 hours could lead to fewer deaths, a report by the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) has found.