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Choosing Wisely

PUBLICATION: 20 Dec 2016, Building Leadership & Capability

In 2012 the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation launched Choosing Wisely® – a campaign with a goal of advancing a national dialogue on avoiding wasteful or unnecessary medical tests, treatments and procedures.

Choosing Wisely campaign launched in New Zealand

NEWS: 16 Dec 2016

On Wednesday 7 December a number of health sector leaders got together to launch the Choosing Wisely campaign New Zealand. Choosing Wisely focuses on reducing the number of unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures carried out on patients.

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.

Pharmacists key to safe use of medicines

NEWS: 20 Feb 2015, Medication

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s Let’s PLAN for better care pharmacy week is a great opportunity for New Zealanders to discover how much they can learn about their medicines from their pharmacist, says Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne.