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Kia āta kōwhiri Choosing Wisely

The Choosing Wisely campaign seeks to reduce harm from unnecessary and low-value tests and treatment.

The theme of Aotearoa Patient Safety Day | Te Rā Haumaru Tūroro o Aotearoa 2023 was ‘Engaging patients for patient safety’ with the tagline ‘Elevate the voice of patients’. This aligned with the international theme from the World Health Organization’s Global Patient Safety Day.

The theme has relevance across the health care sector, including for primary and secondary health care providers, midwives, community health care providers and allied health care workers.

Our focus was on increasing awareness and understanding of the code of expectations for health entities’ engagement with consumers and whānau.

We invited health care providers across Aotearoa New Zealand to join us to celebrate this important mahi on Friday 17 November 2023.

Resources to promote the day included:

  • physical resources: pens
  • digital resources: a video to promote the code, news items, social media graphics and suggested posts, screensavers, email signature headers for districts and other providers to use.

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Published: 31 May 2023 Modified: 21 Nov 2023