Hospitals are falling behind last year's performance with doctors likely to perform 10,000 fewer surgeries, claims Simon Bridges.
New Zealand has an opportunity to participate in a global survey to assess infection prevention and control programmes in health care facilities as part of World Hand Hygiene Day on 5 May.
The data is part of the new Atlas of Healthcare Variation on community use of antibiotics released by the Health Quality & Safety Commission. It highlights variation in community antibiotic use, although it is...
Optometrists are calling for an end to unequal access to cataract surgery - saying too many Kiwis are being left to suffer.
A new system is being rolled out to help clinicians quickly respond to deteriorating health in pregnant women in hospital.