Fraud survey results for district health boards
As part of a survey on fraud awareness, prevention, and detection to gain better insight into fraud in the public sector, the Office of the Auditor-General has looked at incidence of fraud in District Health Boards (DHBs)
Despite our generally "clean" image, fraud is a fact of business life in New Zealand: a third of the respondents were aware of at least one incident of fraud or corruption in their DHB within the last two years. The findings from DHBs have been reported in a summary of fraud survey results for district health boards.
Using the information that auditors receive from public entities, The Office of the Auditor-General will continue to regularly update and share information about the fraud incidents advised to them. By sharing this information we can quickly minimise risks and limit losses, while working to strengthen and protect our sense of community and values.
The detailed fraud survey results are available on the Office of the Auditor-General website, www.oag.govt.nz/2012.