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2 May 2006
This report provides hospital discharges by age, gender, ethnicity, socio-economic deprivation, admission, and discharge types. The report also includes data on the average length of stay, percentage of day cases to total cases.

2 Aug 2006
Te Kōkiri: The Mental Health and Addiction Action Plan has been developed to directly implement Te Tāhuhu – Improving Mental Health 2005-2015: The Second New Zealand Mental Health and Addiction Plan. Te Kōkiri is the result of extensive consultation with the mental health and addiction sector over the past two...

2 Oct 2006
The National Primary Medical Care Survey (NatMedCa) was undertaken to describe primary health care in New Zealand, including the characteristics of providers and their practices, the patients they see, the problems presented and the management offered. The study covered private general practices (i.e. family doctors),...

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 Jul 2008
A summary of the New Zealand guideline, 'Identification of common mental disorders and management of depression in primary care'.

2 Jul 2008
The 2007 meningococcal disease annual report provides detailed information on the incidence and distribution of meningococcal disease, the basis for diagnosis, clinical features and outcome and analysis of the group B meningococcal disease epidemic strain. The report was prepared by ESR for the Ministry of...

2 Dec 2008
Community-based assessment centres (CBACs) are one of the services planned for responding to a national health emergency, especially where there are large numbers of people involved. This document aims to provide guidance to DHBs and primary health organisations on the role and function of CBACs, home-based...

Health services, often nursing, have always had a presence in schools although these services have often been sporadic. Little is known about the roles, responsibilities and education of current school nurses. This study explores the role of the school nursing services, to identify the range of services...

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...

2 May 2009
The guidelines provide guidance to public health staff who investigate complaints of adverse health impacts from any poisonings and chemical or hazardous substances injuries (chemical exposure incidents) in non-occupational settings. These guidelines should also be used whenever a notification of chemical exposure/injury for...

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