New Zealand: The Health Quality & Safety Commission released its annual adverse events report. This report details adverse events in district health boards (DHBs) in the year 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017. Each year, health care adverse events are reported to the Health Quality & Safety Commission by DHBs and other health care providers. The Commission works with these providers to encourage an open culture of reporting, to learn from what happened and put in place systems to reduce the risk of recurrence. A total of 542 adverse events were reported by DHBs in 2016–17 (520 in 2015–16). The highest reported event category related to clinical management events. Other highlighted reporting categories include falls, pressure injuries and healthcare associated infections.
- Adverse Events Report 2017. Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand. November 2017.