Patient Safety Week was an awareness-raising week coordinated for the third year by the Health Quality & Safety Commission. The week was supported by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).
The purpose of the week, which ran from 30 October to 5 November 2016, was to:
- create focus, energy, momentum and raise awareness of the importance of patient safety
- share the resources developed by the Commission to encourage open communication between patients and clinicians
- encourage open communication between patients/consumers and clinicians
- encourage family/whānau involvement in discussions about patient care
- promote advance care planning
- promote health literacy and ensure patients/consumers understand their treatment options, and what to expect when they are discharged or transferred to another care setting.
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