Media release - 19 April 2013
KPMG and the Health Quality and Safety Commission have teamed up to develop consumer experience indicators that can be used to help change and improve the health service in New Zealand.
Consumer experience is a good indicator of the quality of health services. There is growing evidence that better experiences, developing partnerships with consumers, and patient and family-centred care are linked to improved health, better clinical outcomes, lower costs and greater satisfaction outcomes.
KPMG has been appointed to support the development of consumer experience indicators. The 12-week project will run to the end of June, and KPMG has begun by assessing how DHBs currently collect information about consumer experience.
The aim of the work is to finalise measures of consumer experience that can be used:
- as part of the national health quality and safety indicator set
- to measure patient experience locally, and by the Ministry of Health to uphold local accountability
- by DHBs to make improvements in individual services.
The project will involve a high level of consultation, engagement and collaboration with stakeholders, and will develop a process that stakeholders - starting with DHBs - can replicate and implement.
KPMG is proud to be assisting the Commission with a project that will help enhance the well-being of all New Zealanders.
For further information contact Mike Bazett, Director - Business Performance Services, on 04 816 4801.
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