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To inform a scheduled review of the National Reportable Events Policy, the health Quality & Safety Commission has conducted a brief scan of overseas literature on patient safety reporting systems. This report summaries the literature review findings. This report provides the context for findings on...
23 May 2016
The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s in-hospital patient experience survey was implemented on 1 July 2014. Since the survey began, there are three questions which consistently rate lower than others. In early 2016, the Commission undertook qualitative analysis of comments in the quarterly survey...
4 May 2016
Health targets are a set of national measures designed to improve the performance of health services. They focus on population health objectives and on reducing inequities. The More heart and diabetes checks health target began in 2012 and includes a cardiovascular risk assessment (CVDRA) and a blood test for...
This paper is Part 1 in a series of three discussion papers that aims to provide a broad frame of reference for discussion of risk in the New Zealand context. The over-arching theme of the series is ‘decision-making under uncertainty’, because some degree of uncertainty underlies virtually all choices we make, both as...
The Green Prescription (GRx) Active Families programme has grown out of the nationwide GRx initiative for adults, responding to requests from primary care for something similar for children and young people. There are 15 contract holders throughout NZ. There must be commitment from the family for involvement...
The Ministry commissioned Malatest International Consulting and Advisory Services Limited to evaluate maternal and child health services integration demonstration pilots run in three District Health Boards (DHBs) across a two year period (2014-2016). The purpose of the pilots and the evaluation was to develop...
The Health Quality & Safety Commission conducted an evaluation of the Partners in Care programme to answer the following questions: How successful has the programme been in influencing change? To what extent have the programme’s activities been guided by an evidence base...
Long-term conditions (LTC) are any ongoing, long-term or recurring conditions that can have a significant impact on people’s lives (NHC 2007). Supporting people with LTCs to manage their conditions becomes more important as the population ages and people are increasingly managing more than one condition. Self-management support...
Exploring the Links between Quality Improvement Strategies and Organisational Outcomes in Four New Zealand District Health Boards: Final Report
A number of New Zealand district health boards (DHBs) are using quality frameworks and concepts as core elements of their organisational strategies to improve patient outcomes and manage health care costs. The successes and challenges of these strategies can provide useful insights for other DHBs and the broader health system....
The Health Quality & Safety Commission has facilitated a review of literature associated with the development and use of trigger tools to determine rates of harm in health care settings. Trigger tools can function either as a counting system that aims to estimate the rate of harm at an organisation or as an alerting...
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