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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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Mar 2013
This literature review was prepared by Workbase for the Health Quality & Safety Commission. It provides guidance for the development of the training tools and resources that have been prepared for the Health Literacy Medication Safety demonstration project. This project aims to provide key pharmacy staff with information and tools to increase their understanding of health literacy, adult...
Completed
Mar 2013
Suffocation, foreign body inhalation and strangulation are well-recognised causes of death in the paediatric age group. Data from the United States and United Kingdom show a significant burden of death due to unintentional suffocation, choking or strangulation. Prevention of these deaths is more likely to be achieved with a ’best practice’ model. Best practice incorporates surveillance of New...
Completed
Dec 2012
The Health Quality & Safety Commission is required under legislation to develop and publish regularly a set of indicators to drive improvement of the quality and safety of New Zealand’s health and disability support services. The Commission is committed to developing these indicators in a way that complements and builds on existing initiatives in New Zealand and internationally, and learns...
Completed
Dec 2012
This report contributes to the Reducing Harm from Falls national programme of the Health Quality & Safety Commission. The aim is to present the evidence for investment in strategies to prevent falls and fall injuries, so that effective strategies which will reduce the costs of falls can be integrated into routine health care for older New Zealanders. Key points and recommendations...
Completed
Nov 2012
The Clinical Governance Assessment Project (CGAP) was jointly commissioned by the National Health Board, the Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC) and the District Health Boards (DHBs) through DHB Shared Services (DHBSS). The research work for the project was led by the Centre for Health Systems, University of Otago, and so was both an assessment of the present situation with clinical...
Completed
Nov 2012
The Clinical Governance Assessment Project (CGAP) was jointly commissioned by the National Health Board, Health Quality and Safety Commission and the DHBs through DHBSS. The research work for the project was led by the Centre for Health Systems, University of Otago, and so is both an assessment of the present situation with clinical governance in DHBs as well as an independent study designed to...
Completed
Oct 2012
The Safe Surgery Saves Lives initiative was established by the World Alliance for Patient Safety as part of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) efforts to reduce the number of surgical deaths across the world. The surgical safety checklist (the checklist) is intended to give surgical teams a simple, efficient set of priority checks for ensuring patient safety and facilitating team work and...
Completed
Aug 2012
This short scoping report seeks to express the value of preventing falls that lead to harm. The purpose is to inform where the Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand (the Commission) may best focus its efforts in reducing harm from falls, taking into account the roles and initiatives of stakeholders, and to point to areas for further analysis. The Commission is naturally...
Completed
Jun 2012
Sapere Research Group undertook a cost benefit analysis of the WHO surgical safety checklist for the Health Quality & Safety Commission. The report concludes there is scope for more consistent use of the surgical safety checklist within the New Zealand health system and that the cost of this improvement is likely to be low. Systematic use of the checklist is likely to lead to a net financial...
Completed
2012
The Excellence through Patient and Family Centred Care Project aims to identify best practices and bring about system changes that enable the Bay of Plenty Health Board (BOPDHB) and other organisations to become and remain patient and family centred by bringing the perspectives of patients and families directly into the planning, delivery and evaluation of health care and by building on our...

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