Publications, Guidelines and Reports

Health and Disability Commissioner Report - 28 September 2020
The HDC has released a report on the care provided to a man when he was admitted to Canterbury DHB following an accident.  The report highlights the importance of communication between providers, and the need for adequate processes to ensure follow-up of incidental findings.

Best Practice Guide
The Council of Medical Colleges published its Best Practice Guide for Continuous Improvement on 1 February 2016. A Stock Take of definitions, resources, tools and additional information to implement the Guide has also been published.
Commerce Commission Fact Sheets
The Commerce Commission website has a number of fact sheets designed to help health professionals understand how competition and consumer laws apply to them. These fact sheets are written for all health professionals and are particularly relevant to those in business or practising on their own account.
New Zealand Medical Association's Code of Ethics for the New Zealand Medical Profession
Please click here to view the document. 
Optimizing Management of Patients with Metal-on-Metal Hips
The American Hip Society presented their recommendations on MOM hips and their management at the AAOS meeting on March 19-23, 2013.  
MoM Conversion Chart
View the MoM Conversion Chart here.
The Ageing Of New Zealand
On August 18 2003 the NZOA published a paper that outlines the impact of the ageing population on musculo-skeletal conditions, including specific areas such as fractures, musculo-skeletal operations and hip replacements. It also includes data on the huge increases of people who will suffer disability because of musculo-skeletal diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis.  Please click here to view the report.