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20 Jun 2012
This report describes the microbiological and chemical quality of water in New Zealand drinking-water supplies serving populations of more than 100 people, and progress towards meeting the requirements of the Health Act 1956, from July 2010 to June 2011. The report comprises the following: the level of...

30 Aug 2012
This tool has been developed to facilitate audit of emergency department care of people presenting with self-harm according to best practice. It focuses on four areas identified as important in evidence-based guidance – access, assessment, discharge and follow-up – evaluating both process and clinical records...

25 Sep 2012
The Guidance for Integrated Paediatric Palliative Care Services in New Zealand is a guide to improve the integration of palliative care service delivery to children and young people in New Zealand. A summary document has the key recommendations of the Guidance that DHB funders and planners can use as a quick reference guide....

21 Aug 2012
Health Expenditure Trends in New Zealand 2000–2010, is the latest in a regular series prepared by the Ministry of Health. The main purpose of the series is to provide information on expenditure in the New Zealand health and disability sector. This document focuses on expenditure for the two years 2008/09 and 2009/10. This series...

25 Jun 2012
In September 2008, the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) launched the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Immunisation Programme (the Programme) across New Zealand. The Programme aims to reduce cervical cancer rates in New Zealand by protecting young women against HPV infection, which if left untreated can develop into...

Nov 2013
In June 2012 the Ministry of Health convened a Panel of Experts to provide advice after the occurrence of five incidents of serious errors in reporting of anatomical pathology results. The errors occurred over a two year period, four incidents involved breast biopsy tissue and the fifth involved oral tissue,...