Projects tagged with Hazards
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District health board mental health and addictions services: Serious adverse events reported to the Health Quality & Safety Commission 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013
Topics: Evaluation, Monitoring, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Policy, Public Service, Child Mortality, Disease, Drugs & Alcohol, Hazards, Healthcare
In 2011, the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) made a decision to separate district health board (DHB) mental health and addictions services serious adverse events (SAEs) from the main SAE report, and to support the sector in its approach to reviewing and reporting SAEs. The following report is the...
Topics: Research, Drugs & Alcohol, Hazards, Healthcare, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life
In the Health Promotion Agency’s 2012 Health and Lifestyles Survey, we asked current smokers whether they thought they would still be smoking at three future time periods (three months, five years, and by 2025). We then used this information as an indicator of their intention to quit.
In March 2011, the New Zealand Government committed to a goal of New Zealand becoming ‘smokefree’ by the year 2025, where less than five percent of the population smokes. One strategy towards meeting this goal is to reduce the availability of tobacco in New Zealand (The New Zealand Government, 2011). The Health Promotion Agency’...
One of the most effective tools to stop people taking up smoking and encourage smokers to quit is to increase the price of cigarettes and tobacco. The New Zealand Government has annually raised the excise tax on tobacco since 2010, and has committed to continue this annual increase until at least 2016. A key source of New...
Young people’s opinion on extending smoking bans to cars and outdoor places where young people go: In Fact
Topics: Research, Law & Justice, Emissions, Drugs & Alcohol, Hazards, Youth, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life
To reduce New Zealanders’ exposure to second-hand smoke and denormalise smoking behaviour, smoking is prohibited in a range of places, including indoor areas of work and licensed premises, and the grounds and buildings of schools and early childhood centres (The Smoke-free Environments Amendment Act, 2003). Possible ways to...
Topics: Evaluation, Literacy & Numeracy, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Policy, Drugs & Alcohol, Hazards, Healthcare
Background Health literacy is defined by the Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC) as: "The degree to which individuals can obtain, process and understand health information and services they need to make appropriate health decisions"...
Topics: Monitoring, Research, Crime & Safety, Education & Training, Parenting, Behaviour Management, Child Development, Child Mortality, Drugs & Alcohol, Hazards, Healthcare, Children, Youth
Poisoning has been defined as injury to, and destruction of, bodily cells through the ingestion, inhalation, injection or absorption of toxic substances (World Health Organization 2008). In Western countries there are two demographic peaks of poisoning activity and deaths. The first is unintentional exploratory poisonings, where...
In March 2012, HPA commissioned NIDEA to undertake research into the geographically-specific relationships between alcohol outlet density (by type of outlet) and social harms (specifically different types of police events, and motor vehicle crashes) in the North Island of New Zealand between 2006 and 2011. ...
A significant piece of work was concluded in 2013 which focussed on measurement and evaluation across the medication safety programme, with an emphasis on the electronic medicines management (eMM) initiatives, a partnership between the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) and the National Health IT Board....
The Distribution of Household Crowding in New Zealand: An analysis based on 1991 to 2006 Census data
7 Jun 2013
The Distribution of Household Crowding in New Zealand: An analysis based on the 1991 to 2006 Census data looks at the distribution of exposure to household crowding for ethnic and other population sub-groups. The report demonstrates that the relative risk of developing close contact infectious diseases (CCIDs...
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