The Health and Disability Commissioner has issued a report on a case concerning a delay in diagnosis of a non-union of femur following surgery. Read the report here.
Published in Osteoporosis International, ‘The APCO Framework’ comprises 16 minimum clinical standards that will serve as a benchmark for the provision of optimal osteoporosis care in the region.
The APCO Framework offers clinicians structured, well-articulated, and readily accessible clinical practice guidelines that define:
Select this link to read an article by Peter Robertson, Past President of the NZOA, originally published in the Pharmacy Guild Contact magazine.
Employers continue to get themselves into avoidable difficulties by not following good systems when it comes to employee records and handling disciplinary matters.
Alan Knowsley from Rainey Collins Lawyers has identified three recent cases that serve as good examples of regular employer mistakes.
NZOA has submitted a response to PHARMAC's consultation document 'Managing Fairer Access to Hospital Medical Devices'. The submission can viewed here.
The Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC) has issued a report following an independent evaluation of its surgical site infection improvement programme.
Osteoporosis New Zealand (ONZ) has published its Guidance on the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in New Zealand. This user-friendly and highly practical tool provides support to clinicians throughout the health system to deliver evidence-based practice for their patients who are at high risk of sustaining fragility fractures.
The ACC Consumer Outlook Group issued a Read Codes update in June 2016. Read Codes record an injury diagnosis and are used by ACC to keep track of the injury type, and determine the treatment and help a client may be entitled to. This update is in response to concerns about the processes around updating these codes and the information which needs to be provided to ACC.