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Review of the National Mortality Review function : Francis Health final report

Contributor(s): Francis Health.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Francis Health, 2022Description: electronic document (55 pages) ; PDF file.Other title: Final report for the review of the National Mortality Review function.Subject(s): Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand | Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee | Te Rōpū Arotake Auau Mate o te Hunga Tamariki, Taiohi | New Zealand. Family Violence Death Review Committee | He tao huata e taea te karo | Perinatal and Maternal Mortality Review Committee (PMMRC) | Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) | Suicide Mortality Review Committee (SuMRC) | CHILD ABUSE | CHILDREN | FAMILY VIOLENCE | HEALTH | HOMICIDE | INFANTS | INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE | MĀORI | MORTALITY | PREGNANCY | REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH | STATISTICS | SUICIDE | TE TIRITI O WAITANGI | YOUNG PEOPLE | NEW ZEALANDOnline resources: Click here to access online | Read recommendations and next steps Summary: In September 2021, Francis Health was commissioned by the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) to undertake an independent review that looked at the ‘first principles’ of mortality review as a function. The review had a particular focus on how the function can give better effect to the Crown’s responsibilities to Māori under the principles and obligations contained in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The review explored the value and contribution of the national mortality review function in improving our health system and other social sectors to reduce preventable mortality, and to strengthen the impact of this function. Based on these findings, a blueprint for a transformed mortality review function was developed for consideration. Recommendations put forward have been agreed by the Commission board and a single national mortality review committee will be established in 2023. (HQ&SC media release). Record #7888
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Publication date: August 2022, publicly released October 2022

In September 2021, Francis Health was commissioned by the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) to undertake an independent review that looked at the ‘first principles’ of mortality review as a function.

The review had a particular focus on how the function can give better effect to the Crown’s responsibilities to Māori under the principles and obligations contained in Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The review explored the value and contribution of the national mortality review function in improving our health system and other social sectors to reduce preventable mortality, and to strengthen the impact of this function.

Based on these findings, a blueprint for a transformed mortality review function was developed for consideration. Recommendations put forward have been agreed by the Commission board and a single national mortality review committee will be established in 2023. (HQ&SC media release). Record #7888

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