This article was first published in O&G Magazine Vol 21 No 3 Spring 2019. Reproduced with permission.
This article provides a summary of an interim evaluation of the surgical site infection imporovement programme, and makes the point that a key aspect of many quality improvement programmes is that their success can’t be evaluated over a short time-span.
PUBLICATION: 12 May 2017, Reducing Harm from Falls
This is an excerpt from Falling costs: the case for investment.
NEWS: 22 Mar 2017
The latest issue of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's e-digest for the period of 8–21 March 2017 is now available online.
NEWS: 8 Mar 2017, Infection Prevention & Control
A review article, co-authored by members of the surgical site infection improvement (SSII) programme, has been published in the ANZ Journal of Surgery (February 2017).
PUBLICATION: 8 Mar 2017, Infection Prevention & Control
A report from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (commissioned by the Health Quality & Safety Commission).
PUBLICATION: 20 Dec 2016, Building Leadership & Capability
This paper published in the British Medical Journal proposes a theoretical framework for assessing the quality of application of Plan–do–study–act (PDSA) cycles.
PUBLICATION: 1 Aug 2014, Reducing Harm from Falls
Resource for Topic 10 of the Reducing Harm from Falls programme.
NEWS: 24 Feb 2014, Infection Prevention & Control
Surgical skin antisepsis is one of the key interventions of the Commission’s national Surgical Site Infection Improvement (SSII) Programme, led by Auckland and Canterbury DHBs.
NEWS: 25 Nov 2013, Falls
Topic 7 of the Commission's 10 Topics in reducing harm from falls, is now available online!
PUBLICATION: 1 Feb 2016, Adverse Events
This report reviews the literature associated with the development and use of trigger tools to determine rates of harm in health care settings, with particular attention on the Institute of Healthcare Improvement's Global Trigger Tool.
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.
PUBLICATION: 23 May 2013, Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee
This article from the British Medical Journal (BMJ) seeks to resolve uncertainty as to the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) associated with sleeping in bed with your baby if neither parent smokes and the baby is breastfed.
NEWS: 17 Jan 2013, Partners in Care
A systematic review which explores evidence on the links between patient experience and clinical safety and effectiveness outcomes.