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Report shows fewer child and youth deaths

MEDIA RELEASE: 3 Jun 2016, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

New figures from the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC) show deaths of children and young people continue to decline. In 2014, 488 children and young people aged 28 days to 24 years died, compared with 620 deaths in 2010.

Suicide Mortality Review Committee report released

NEWS: 31 May 2016, Suicide Mortality Review Committee

Suicide is a major cause of death in New Zealand and the most common cause of death for young people. In 2012, 549 New Zealanders took their own lives with suicide rates being much higher in males.

New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission – Making progress

NEWS: 7 Apr 2015, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Since forming four years ago, the New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission has made great progress and is now entering, which its chief executive Dr Janice Wilson calls ‘the second phase’ of its life.

Call for nominations to the Suicide Mortality Review Committee [closed]

NEWS: 19 Feb 2014, Suicide Mortality Review Committee

The Health Quality & Safety Commission Board is seeking up to four members for the Suicide Mortality Review Committee, which is being established for an 18-month period to undertake a feasibility trial of a suicide mortality review mechanism.

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.

Release of Serious Adverse Events Report

NEWS: 26 Sep 2013, Health Quality & Safety Commission

Associate Health Minsters Hon Jo Goodhew and Hon Todd McClay have welcomed today’s release of a report on serious adverse events in the mental health and addiction service sector.

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Serious and Sentinel Events 2011/12 Media Release

NEWS: 20 Nov 2012, Adverse Events

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has released the 2011/12 report of serious and sentinel events (SSEs) in District Health Board hospitals. The report shows 360 SSEs were reported, 3 percent fewer than the 370 recorded in 2010/11

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Serious and Sentinel Events 2011/12

MEDIA RELEASE: 20 Nov 2012, Adverse Events

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has released the 2011/12 report of serious and sentinel events (SSEs) in District Health Board hospitals. The report shows 360 SSEs were reported, 3 percent fewer than the 370 recorded in 2010/11.

Global study confirms high youth mortality rate

NEWS: 27 Apr 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

A recent article in The Lancet confirms high suicide rates among New Zealand’s young people, who also face high mortality rates compared to many other developed countries.

Surviving the risk-taking years

MEDIA RELEASE: 29 Mar 2012, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee

During the ‘middle years’ young people need to gain skills to protect them from injury or death as older teenagers, says the Chair of the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC).