Decline in falls and broken hips a success story for New Zealand health care

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission New Zealand

The Health Quality & Safety Commission is celebrating the success of New Zealand public hospitals in reducing the number of in-hospital falls that result in a broken hip. New Zealand appears to be the first country to achieve this on a national scale.

A paper published in the New Zealand Medical Journal today highlights a sector-wide commitment to preventing harm and in reducing the number of falls resulting in serious harm in New Zealand.

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On February 13, 2017, posted in: Home page feature, News by