Projects tagged with Hazards
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Topics: Evaluation, Research, Education & Training, Disease, Hazards, Health & Safety at Work, Healthcare, Labour force
Hand Hygiene New Zealand (HHNZ) has contracted with the Health Quality & Safety Commission since 2011 to improve hand hygiene in New Zealand hospitals. This rapid evaluation (available to download below) aimed to assess the impact the programme has had to date, and whether it had affected clinical...
This publication contains facts, mortality rates, trends and major causes of death by age group, sex, ethnicity and district health board for deaths registered in 2011. Cancer, ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, motor vehicle accidents and suicide deaths are analysed and reviewed in more detail...
24 Dec 2013
Topics: Research, Policy, Diet & Nutrition, Disease, Drugs & Alcohol, Hazards, Healthcare, Māori, Rural, Urban
This report presents data on public hospitalisations for Māori and non-Māori living in rural areas. It supplements the main report on Māori rural health, Mātātuhi Tuawhenua: Health of Rural Māori 2012. The main report has indicators for Māori and non-Māori people living in urban areas and rural areas. The...
12 Dec 2013
Topics: Monitoring, Research, Employment & Labour, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Income & Wealth, Inequality, Poverty & Child Poverty, Child Development, Diet & Nutrition, Disease, Hazards, Healthcare, Children, Population Shifts, Quality of Life
This report presents the 2012/13 results from the New Zealand Health Survey, for both adults and children. The report includes information on health behaviours and risk factors, health conditions and access to health services. These findings update those published in 2011/12, from what is now a continuous New...
Topics: Evaluation, Monitoring, Policy, Public Service, Ageing, Hazards, Health & Safety at Work, Healthcare, Life expectancy, Older People
Patient falls resulting in harm are one of the most frequently reported adverse events in hospitals. Of the 730 serious adverse events reported by district health boards (DHBs) in New Zealand in 2010–12, 365 were patient falls (averaging one every other day); of those, 170 were associated with a hip fracture, typically adding an...
Topics: Evaluation, Monitoring, Research, Policy, Public Service, Disease, Hazards, Healthcare, Quality of Life, Biotechnology, Information & Communications Technology
In June 2012 the Ministry of Health convened a Panel of Experts to provide advice after the occurrence of five incidents of serious errors in reporting of anatomical pathology results. The errors occurred over a two year period, four incidents involved breast biopsy tissue and the fifth involved oral tissue,...
Topics: Evaluation, Monitoring, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Housing & Homelessness, Policy, Hazards
This report presents and summarises findings from an evaluation of the Financial Assistance Package (FAP) for leaky homes. It has been written by the Infrastructure and Resource Markets Research, Evaluation and Analysis team within the Strategy and Governance group of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)....
New Zealand and Australia have the highest rates of melanoma in the world. Three risk factors for developing melanoma include skin type, skin colour, and family history of skin cancer. Participants in the 2013 Sun Exposure Survey were asked about their outdoor activities over the weekend prior to the interview date, including...
Variation in medical practice has become a major topic of inquiry for health services researchers. Investigators have frequently documented variation in the way in which health services are delivered, both among individual clinicians and across geographic areas, and have found that such variation often cannot be explained by...
The Health Promotion Agency (HPA) undertakes the Sun Exposure Survey (SES) every three years. The purpose of this ongoing research is to collect consistent information on attitudes and behaviours towards sun exposure, to facilitate comparison with historical survey data, and to inform future decision making in the sun safety and...
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