Quality & Audit
NZ health services use best practice guidelines for delivery of patient centered acute and rehabilitation stroke services. Stroke guidelines and service specifications are our standards of clinical practice and service delivery.
Audit in healthcare is a process used by health professionals to assess, evaluate and improve care of patients in a systematic way. Audit tools measure current practice against a defined (desired) standard. It forms part of clinical governance, which aims to safeguard a high quality of clinical care for patients.
Ministry Of Health Indicators
National Coding for stroke
Flow diagram to guide correct coding for 'stroke'.
Acute Stroke Reperfusion
The National Reperfusion Registry captures important data about all patients with acute stroke who are treated with IV thrombolysis or stroke clot retrieval (thrombectomy) in New Zealand. This data helps the National Stroke Network and stroke clinicians to identify trends that can lead to improved quality of stroke services. Results are monitored quarterly and presented for peer review and discussion at the annual National Reperfusion Data and Quality Meeting.
Health Quality and Safety Commission NZ Medication Safety Alerts