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Topic 1 supplement: Patient story staff perspective

PUBLICATION: 12 May 2017, Reducing Harm from Falls

Betty is a 93 year old lady with a history of falls. Her daughter Barbara talks about what happened when avoidable environmental factors interacted with her mother’s risk factor of impaired mobility to cause a fall.

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 Book: Lessons learnt from reviewing patient falls (March 2017)

PUBLICATION: 29 Mar 2017, Adverse Events

Falls are one of the most common causes of injury to patients in hospital. This Open Book was written in collaboration with the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Reducing Harm from Falls programme. It summarises four falls events, review findings and r

Decline in falls and broken hips a success story for New Zealand health care

MEDIA RELEASE: 2 Dec 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is celebrating the success of New Zealand public hospitals in reducing the number of in-hospital falls that result in a broken hip. New Zealand appears to be the first country to achieve this on a national scale.

Commission supports World Osteoporosis Day

NEWS: 13 Oct 2016, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission supports the International Osteoporosis Foundation’s World Osteoporosis Day on 20 October 2016, as part of its ongoing commitment to an integrated approach to falls and fracture management in New Zealand.

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.