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This report presents findings from the 2016 follow up survey and compares them to the baseline survey completed in 2015 which assessed consumers’ awareness, recognition, understanding, and correct use of the Health Star Rating prior to the launch of the consumer campaign.
17 Oct 2016
Individuals with private health insurance (PHI) may have more timely access to non-urgent treatment than those without insurance. This report presents findings about the PHI of adults and children from data collected between 2011 and 2015 in the New Zealand Health Survey. The report details the proportion of people in New Zealand who...
The Health Promotion Agency undertakes the Sun Exposure Survey every three years. The purpose of this ongoing research is to collect consistent information on attitudes and behaviours towards sun exposure, to facilitate comparison with historical survey data, and to inform future decision making in the sun safety and skin cancer...
13 Sep 2016
The Primary Care Demonstration Programme was designed and implemented by Odyssey in 2014. It seeks to demonstrate how the broader addiction intervention system (including AOD treatment services and primary care providers) can work more effectively to intervene early with a specific focus on population groups experiencing the greatest...
Feedback from people living in Ministry of Health funded residential services for people with disabilities
The survey tool was based on the Schalock Quality of Life Framework adapted for the New Zealand environment. Seventeen people with disabilities conducted face to face interviews with 332 people living in residential services in the Auckland, Manawatu and Wellington areas. While the overall satisfaction with services was relatively high...
17 Aug 2016
The purpose of the New Zealand Suicide Prevention Strategy 2006–2016 is to reduce the rate of suicide and suicidal behaviour, harmful impacts associated with suicide and inequalities in the prevalence of suicide and suicidal behaviour. The New Zealand Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2013–2016 outlines a programme of actions for government...
16 Aug 2016
The Reducing Harm from Falls Programme is a national programme led by the Health Quality & Safety Commission. The programme was established in mid-2012 and was one of the first focus areas of the national patient safety campaign Open for better care. The New Zealand Triple Aim was one of the programme’s founding principles. In...
4 Aug 2016
This report analyses health loss and health expectancy in New Zealand from 1990 to 2013. Information on health loss and health expectancy makes it possible to see the big picture: understand trends in health loss by age and sex compare the impacts of different diseases, injuries and risk factors on population health assess what...
Auckland University of Technology was contracted by the Ministry of Health to evaluate whether changes made to auditing processes have improved outcomes for people living in age residential care facilities. The evaluation was conducted from December 2015 to June 2016 and used a variety of data sources. Over the last 6 years the Ministry...
16 Jun 2016
Family violence is a population health issue that occurs globally, and is not limited to any one gender, religious, cultural or income group. Violence and abuse in families can have damaging cumulative physical and mental health effects that can last for many years after the abuse has ended. Health care providers are in an ideal position...
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