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An article published recently in the New Zealand Medical Journal shows that trigger tools are a useful way of measuring and tracking events that result in patient harm in primary care.
Overview and resources from the Global Trigger Tool workshop held in Auckland on 19 April.
The Health Quality & Safety Commission welcomes the findings of a study on adverse drug events published in the New Zealand Medical Journal recently.
The Partners in Care project was an output of the Commission's Quality & Safety Challenge.
The falls reduction projects run by the Canterbury District Health Board were an output of the Commission's Quality & Safety Challenge
This media release from the Whanganui District Health Board shows how Wanganui Hospital is making good progress in seeking to understand how falls, pressure injuries, incontinence and malnutrition affect our population and how risks can be minimised.
A new tool is helping four District Health Board trial sites re-focus their endoscopy services on the needs of patients and lift the overall quality of the service.
Gillian Robb has been appointed as the Clinical Lead for the Commission’s Global Trigger Tools work programme. Gillian is a professional teaching fellow at Auckland University, and a Senior Quality Manager at Counties Manukau DHB
The need for agreement on how harm rates should be measured and tracked is highlighted in the Journal of the American Medical Association this week.
The First, Do No Harm newsletter contains the latest information on its patient safety campaign.