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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...

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...

1 Jun 2013
This supplementary report to the New Zealand Autism Spectrum Disorder Guideline describes a systematic review which aims to provide an evidence-based summary of research published in or beyond 2004 relating to gastrointestinal problems for children and young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) so as to update the evidence...

2 Apr 2010
Sets out the all of government measures to be taken to prepare for and respond to an influenza pandemic. Part A: Setting the Scene outlines the Ministry of Health, District Health Board (DHB), and all-of-government approach to pandemic planning and preparation, and the co-ordination arrangements and response...

13 Jun 2013
This report is an evaluation of a demonstration site coordinated by Health Workforce New Zealand. A diabetes nurse (DN) operates with a high degree of expertise in delivering diabetes services. Being able to prescribe common medicines in a collaborative team is a natural extension of this role.

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,...

1 May 2009
Results from the Prisoner Health Survey 2005 describes the health status of sentenced prisoners in New Zealand, using a range of indicators from a national survey of prisoners. The survey was conducted in 2005 using face-to-face interviews with 423 sentenced prisoners from around New Zealand. The report...

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