ACC Treatment Injury Data

ACC claims relating to personal injury caused by treatment from, or at the direction of, a registered health professional.

This includes:
  • diagnosis, advice and interventions
  • failure to provide treatment or failure to provide treatment in a timely manner. The injury must have been caused by treatment; but not be a necessary part, or ordinary consequence, of the treatment.

Injury Prevention: Making treatment safer

The best way to improve treatment safety is for us to work in collaboration with those on the front line. We have six key initiatives that address:
  • surgical safety
  • infection prevention and surveillance
  • pressure injuries
  • medication safety
  • clinical incident reviews
  • brain injuries in newborns.
We've committed a $45 million investment to treatment safety programmes between 2017 and 2022. We work with the Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC), the Ministry of Health (MoH), District Health Boards (DHBs) and others to deliver these initiatives. Find out more about the initiatives:

To encourage conversations around treatment safety, we've released detailed information on treatment injuries in public and private surgical hospitals.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Author Analytics & Reporting
Maintainer Analytics & Reporting
Update frequency Annual
Source Created 2019-09-26
Source Modified 2019-09-26
Language English
Source Identifier
Dataset metadata created 26 September 2019, last updated 9 October 2019