Health Quality and Safety Commission: HQSC

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The Health Quality & Safety Commission was established under the New Zealand Public Health & Disability Amendment Act 2010 to ensure all New Zealanders receive the best health and disability care within our available resources.

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Completed
Jun 2015
Surgical checklists, briefings and debriefings have recently begun to be used in theatres worldwide. The aim of these tools is to improve the quality and safety of health care services provided to patients undergoing surgery and to help prevent adverse events. Checklists, briefings and debriefings have been derived from other high reliability industries, where errors are not acceptable, such as...
Completed
Jun 2015
Objectives: To determine the proportion of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity cases, identified by the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC), that are also reported within the annual serious adverse events (SAEs) reports published by the Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC). Setting: Nationally collated data from the PMMRC and HQSC, New Zealand....
Completed
Apr 2015
The prevalence of family violence is a persistent challenge facing New Zealand. Its effects are pervasive, spanning multiple levels: individuals, family/whānau, communities, and society in general. A major challenge in effectively addressing family violence is the apparent disconnect that exists between the various agencies and services that interact with families/whānau where abuse has become a...
Completed
Dec 2014
This special report provides information on the mechanisms and circumstances surrounding deaths where the person was an operator or passenger of a two-, three- or four-wheeled vehicle or motorised agricultural vehicle (collectively referred to as ‘off-road vehicles’ in this report). The key findings from the analysis of data from the Mortality Review Database on children under 15 years of age...
Completed
Dec 2014
Patient Safety Week was an awareness raising week run by the Health Quality & Safety Commission as part of the Open for better care campaign. The purpose of the week, which ran from 3 to 9 November 2014, was to: create focus, energy, momentum and raise awareness of the importance of patient safety through a concentrated burst of activities over a week distribute and share the...
Completed
Dec 2014
The purpose of this report is to present a comprehensive review of the activities undertaken to develop and implement the Improving Teamwork and Communication in Surgical Teams Proof of Concept project, and to provide the associated recommendations to expand the projects deployment to a national level. The report highlights key findings and processes undertaken throughout the Proof of Concept,...
Completed
Sep 2014
The Health Quality & Safety Commission (HQSC) in conjunction with the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and three Wellington-based District Health Boards (DHBs), established a mini-collaborative to coordinate a 10-month collaboration to reduce harm from falls in age-related residential care (ARRC). The agencies commissioned an evaluation to learn from the mini-collaborative on falls...
Completed
Aug 2014
The HQSC is developing a NZ health literacy tool to assist patients better understand the information given by health professionals. A draft resource titled P.L.A.N. for better care (P.L.A.N.), based on the idea of the American Ask Me 3 concept, has been developed and pre-tested with four groups of consumers in order to refine it before trialling it in medical practices. Following pre-testing of...
Completed
Jul 2014
The Partners in Care programme was developed by the New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission (HQSC) to support healthcare organisations in delivering its aim to "Increase the engagement of consumers in decision-making about the services they use, and to increase consumer literacy and capture consumer experiences." Lynne Maher from Ko Awatea was commissioned by HQSC to deliver...
Completed
Jul 2014
The purpose of this evaluation is to review how the Proof of concept work stream performed against the key milestones and tasks, capture stakeholders’ experience of the work stream and list lessons learned i.e. things that went well and things that did not go well during the work stream. Overall the work stream has been successful and an important part of the programme and national system...

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