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Kōrero on over-diagnosis and over-treatment with Dr Peter Kuling

NEWS: 9 Apr 2019

A healthy 50-year-old man and father of three was symptom free but proceeded with a PSA test. The results were slightly high, so he went for a biopsy. During the biopsy he got an infection which caused a stroke due to a septic embolus, and he lost f

Patient experience indicators progress update: July 2014

NEWS: 22 Jul 2014, Health Quality Intelligence

The patient experience indicators programme is on schedule and progressing well towards having a national approach to collection, measurement and use of patient experience information implemented by mid-August for the first quarterly patient experience su

Safe Medication Management programme transition

NEWS: 14 Mar 2011, Medication Safety

From 4 March, the Health Quality & Safety Commission took over responsibility for the Safe Medication Management (SMM) programme, previously managed by Hutt Valley District Health Board (DHB) as one of the national quality improvement initiatives.

ALERT 14: Oral Methotrexate - once weekly dosing

PUBLICATION: 29 Dec 2011, Medication Safety

This alert highlights that patient harm and death have occurred when the weekly dosing schedule of methotrexate is inadvertently prescribed, dispensed or administered as an incorrect daily dose.