Ngā Rāhui Hau Kura (Suicide Mortality Review Committee Feasibility Study 2014–15)

In September 2013, the Ministry of Health contracted the Health Quality & Safety Commission to trial suicide mortality review, an action contained in the New Zealand Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2013–16. This resulted in the establishment of the Suicide Mortality Review Committee within the Commission and the development of the Suicide Mortality Review Feasibility Study.

These two reports are the result of that study.

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Commissioning agencies
Date of last publication
Jun 2016
Organisation conducting the research
Health Quality & Safety Commission


The aims of the study were to:

  • test a number of tiered approaches/mechanisms and capture the lessons in developing and implementing these
  • provide additional information on contributing factors and patterns in the three population subgroups selected because they have higher rates of suicide
  • provide insights that might point to potential indicators, intervention points or levers to prevent suicide and improve equity for these subgroups
  • test a process for cross-agency data collection and capture what has been learned
  • identify whether analysis of this data provides useful insights.

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