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2 Sep 2010
The purpose of this resource is to prompt and support primary care health professionals to:  ask women who are planning a pregnancy or are pregnant if they are drinking alcohol provide brief advice about not drinking alcohol when planning a pregnancy or when pregnant and explain...

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...

2 Dec 2010
This publication supersedes the Cancer patient survival covering the period 1994 to 2003 publication released by the Ministry of Health in 2006. The cancer registration data analysed in this report is from the years 1994 to 2007, with follow-up (mortality) information to 31 December 2009. ...

2 Jun 2011
The publication shows cancer registration and death information mapped by DHB region of patient residence. The maps show the DHB regions that have significantly higher and lower cancer registration and death rates from the national rate. The information is broken down to the following sites...

2 Jun 2010
Infectious diseases are the most common cause of acute overnight hospitalisation in New Zealand. This report provides analysis of close-contact infectious diseases (CCIDs). CCIDs include respiratory, skin, and enteric infections spread by person-to-person contact in the community.Infectious diseases, and...

Sep 2013
In 2011, the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) made a decision to separate district health board (DHB) mental health and addictions services serious adverse events (SAEs) from the main SAE report, and to support the sector in its approach to reviewing and reporting SAEs. The following report is the...

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...

12 Sep 2013
The emergency department (ED) use report presents key findings from the continuous New Zealand Health Survey 2011/12 about ED use at public hospitals. This report focuses on differences in ED use over the past year for adults and children across population groups. It also reports on reasons for attending EDs,...

2 Jul 2007
The National Ethics Advisory Committee – Kāhui Matatika o te Motu (NEAC) has completed its work on ethical values for a pandemic. One of NEAC’s main statutory functions is to advise the Minister of Health on ethical issues of national significance regarding health and disability. The Committee believes that...

Sep 2014
This report presents the findings of the sixth survey in an on-going monitor of participants in the Green Prescriptions Active Families (Active Families) programme. As in previous years, the survey sought the views of participants about how well the programme worked for their child and family. The findings for 2014 represent the...

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