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Adverse Events in New Zealand Public Hospitals

Friday 30 November 2001

Media Advisory

The Ministry of Health is presenting the results of the occasional paper Adverse Events in New Zealand Public Hospitals: Principal Findings from a National Survey.

The results will be released at a National Health Committee workshop The New Zealand Quality of Healthcare Study: Moving from Research to Action.

Key participants at the workshop include survey researchers and authors Professor Peter Davis, Dr Robin Briant and Professor Stephan Schug. National Health Committee Chair Dr Robert Logan will also be there.

A panel discussion will follow the presentation of the survey's results. The panel will be made up with Canterbury District Health Board Medical Advisor Dr Peter Gow, Buddle Findlay senior solicitor Johnathan Coates, Women's Health Action Trust Chair Alison Sutton and Hawkes Bay District Health Board Maori Health Manager Wi Keelan.

Date: Saturday 1 December 2001 Venue: Duxton Hotel Wellington, Conference Rooms 1 and 2, 170 Wakefield St Time: 9am-12 noon

An embargoed copy of the occasional paper is available Adverse Events in New Zealand Public Hospitals: Principal Findings from a National Survey, is available from Friday 30 November on www.newhealth.govt.nz/occasionalpaper.htm

This document is embargoed until Saturday 1 December 2001 9am.

After this time the document will be publicly available on www.moh.govt.nz under "publications".

If you can attend the presentation please RSVP by 4pm on Friday 30 November 2001 to:

Hayley Brock Media Advisor (04) 496 2115, 025 495 989 hayley_brock@moh.govt.nz

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