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Exploring the Links between Quality Improvement Strategies and Organisational Outcomes in Four New Zealand District Health Boards: Final Report
A number of New Zealand district health boards (DHBs) are using quality frameworks and concepts as core elements of their organisational strategies to improve patient outcomes and manage health care costs. The successes and challenges of these strategies can provide useful insights for other DHBs and the broader health system. In 2015, three New Zealand government agencies – the Ministry of...
The New Zealand Drug Harm Index 2016 estimates the social cost of drug-related harms and intervention costs in 2014/15 as NZ$1.8 billion. The total cost of illicit drug use has been considered as having three components. The cost of personal harm, that is, the harms that descend upon an individual as a consequence of their drug use. This will comprise physical health, psychological...
Long-term conditions (LTC) are any ongoing, long-term or recurring conditions that can have a significant impact on people’s lives (NHC 2007). Supporting people with LTCs to manage their conditions becomes more important as the population ages and people are increasingly managing more than one condition. Self-management support can be viewed in two ways: as a portfolio of techniques and tools...
23 Dec 2015
Rheumatic fever can be prevented by prompt diagnosis of a Group A streptococcal (GAS) throat infection and treatment with antibiotics. The Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme aims to improve access to timely treatment for Group A streptococcal throat infections for high risk populations (4–19 year old Māori and Pacific children and young people) through the delivery of sore throat...
15 Dec 2015
This report presents findings from the 2014/15 New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS) about amphetamine use in the last 12 months (past-year) in adults 16–64 years of age. It also reports the mean age of past-year amphetamine users. Data was self-reported and collected from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2015. In 2014/15, 0.9 percent of adults used amphetamines in the past year. The mean age of past-...
7 Dec 2015
This report describes the demographic profile of women giving birth (eg, age, ethnicity, deprivation) and selected antenatal factors (eg, BMI, smoking) events relating to labour and birth (eg, type of birth, interventions, place of birth) the demographic profile of live-born babies, their birthweight and gestation and care provided after birth.
3 Dec 2015
The Ministry of Health contracted Allen + Clarke Policy and Regulatory Specialists Limited (Allen + Clarke) to carry out an evaluation of the 2015 Rheumatic Fever Awareness Campaign. This evaluation will help to improve the 2016 Rheumatic Fever Awareness Campaign, in support of the overarching Rheumatic Fever Prevention Programme (RFPP). Overall the evaluation found that the campaign was...
This methodology report details the procedures and protocols followed to ensure the New Zealand Health Survey produces the high-quality and robust data expected of official statistics. Included is information about: the survey population and sample design data collection response rates and coverage rates weighting data processing and analysis methods. Information specific to...
Our Older People’s Oral Health: Key Findings of the 2012 New Zealand Older People’s Oral Health Survey
The 2012 New Zealand Older People’s Oral Health Survey is part of the ‘Study into Older People’s Oral Health Issues’; an umbrella project funded by the Ministry of Health, specifically designed to supplement the findings of the 2009 New Zealand Oral Health Survey. This report presents the key findings of the face-to-face interviews and dental examinations undertaken in the 2012 survey. The...
Developing information on physical activity for under-fives is one of the 22 initiatives in the Childhood Obesity Plan, and an important part of the broad population health approach for keeping New Zealand children healthy. Zero to five is a highly influential age and stage for children. It is when they learn basic fine and gross motor skills through movement, play and other every day...
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