Ministry of Health: MoH
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The Government's principal advisor on health and disability: improving, promoting and protecting the health of all New Zealanders.
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16 Dec 2014
Topics: Evaluation, Environment, Households, Disease, Healthcare, Children, Pacific People, Quality of Life, Socio-economic status
Household crowding is linked to a number of health conditions, including rheumatic fever, meningococcal disease, respiratory infections including pneumonia and skin infections (eg, cellulitis), as well as elevated blood pressure and increased risk of childhood injuries.This report was commissioned by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to inform cross-...
16 Dec 2014
Falls in advanced age: Findings from LiLACS NZ presents key findings about falls in the previous 12 months, injury and hospitalisation from falls, and physiotherapy use for Māori (aged 80 to 90 years) and non-Māori (aged 85 years). The findings are from a population-based sample of people in advanced age living in the Bay of Plenty, who are taking part in a longitudinal study of advanced...
11 Dec 2014
This report provides a snapshot of the health of New Zealanders through the publication of 48 key indicators on health behaviours, health status and access to health care for both adults and children.This report presents the 2013/14 results from the continuous New Zealand Health Survey, with comparisons to the 2012/13 and 2006/07 surveys.
11 Dec 2014
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 designdata collectionresponse rates and coverage ratesweightingdata processing and analysis.Information specific to the data collection and analysis of...
10 Dec 2014
Topics: Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Public Service, Healthcare, Children, Evaluation, Research, Policy
This publication is a summary report on stage two review of the Children’s Spectacle Subsidy undertaken by Litmus Ltd. The report summarises the findings and next steps aimed at improving value for money and the long-term sustainability of the Subsidy. The key areas relate to:the development of clinical guidelinesimproved consumer awareness of the Subsidydata improvementsthe exploration of...
9 Dec 2014
Building on what has already been achieved, the New Zealand Cancer Plan 2015–2018 (the New Zealand Cancer Plan) sets out the cancer-related programmes, activities and services that are being implemented across the country over the next three years. It also signals potential future initiatives.The principles guiding the New Zealand Cancer Plan are to:maintain high quality of care and improve...
4 Dec 2014
Topics: Monitoring, Research, Drugs & Alcohol, Healthcare, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life
The tobacco use report presents key findings from the New Zealand Health Survey 2012/13 about tobacco use. It provides a snapshot of tobacco use by adults over the age of 15 years, across different population groups (age, sex, ethnicity and neighbourhood deprivation). It presents information on when smokers smoked their first cigarette and how this has changed over time. Detailed data is also...
Topics: Evaluation, Community Development, Families & Whānau, Leadership, Policy, Disability, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Quality of Life
This report details the findings from an initial evaluation of the Enabling Good Lives (EGL) Demonstration in Christchurch. EGL is a new approach to supporting disabled people to live their vision of a good life. Under the approach, disabled people and their families are offered planning and facilitation along with greater choice and control over how resources are used to support the life they...
Suicide and suicidal behaviour continue to be a major public health issue in New Zealand. Each year more than 500 New Zealanders take their lives and there are over 2500 admissions to hospital for intentional self-harm. The latest statistics in 2012 show that almost one in five completed suicides were Māori suicides and the Māori youth suicide rates were 2.8 times higher than non-Māori youth...
27 Nov 2014
New Zealand, tobacco use is the single largest cause of preventable death, and a major factor contributing to health inequality. Half of all long-term smokers die from a smoking-related illness and the average lifespan of long-term smokers who die prematurely from smoking is 15 years less than non-smokers. Between 4500 and 5000 deaths in New Zealand each year are associated with tobacco use.In...
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