Health Targets are a set of national performance measures specifically designed to improve the performance of health services. They provide a focus for action.
Vist the Ministry of Health website for more information about the updated Health Targets and the latest results. A series of booklets were published in 2011 to highlight some of the different innovative approaches taken to improve services related to achieving the Health Targets.
Shorter stays in Emergency Departments
In 2011 - 95 percent of patients will be admitted, discharged, or transferred from an Emergency Department (ED) within six hours.
Improved access to elective surgery
In 2011 - The volume of elective surgery will be increased by an average 4,000 discharges per year (compared with the previous average increase of 1400 per year).
Shorter waits for cancer treatment
In 2011 - Everyone needing radiation treatment will have this within six weeks by the end of July 2010 and within four weeks by December 2010.
In 2011 - 90 percent of two year olds will be fully immunised by July 2011; and 95 percent by July 2012.
Better help for smokers to quit
In 2011 - 90 percent of hospitalised smokers will be provided with advice and help to quit by July 2011; and 95 percent by July 2012. Primary care performance on helping smokers to quit will be measured and reported through the PHO Performance Programme.
Better diabetes and cardiovascular services
This publication looks at how DHBs are working to achieve the Better diabetes and cardiovascular services health target, and discusses the real gains which are being made thanks to the creativity, teamwork and dedication of hospital staff, and the people who provide health services and support in the community.
We Are Targeting Better Health Services
Find out about Health Targets and progress towards achieving them in the new on-line booklet We Are Targeting Better Health Services
Better, Sooner, More Convenient Health Care in the Community
Better, Sooner, More Convenient Health Care in the Community' is dedicated to our primary health care workforce and other health professionals who are making a difference in creating better health services.
National Cardiac Surgery Update: And the Formation of the New Zealand Cardiac Network
Improved access to cardiac surgery has reduced patient waiting times to levels never achieved before. The National Cardiac Surgery Clinical Network has worked with the National Health Board (NHB) and District Health Boards ( DHBs) throughout New Zealand to help achieve this unprecedented outcome.
Regional Services Planning: How district health boards are working together to deliver better health services
This booklet contains examples of how the new regional approach is already giving New Zealanders better health services. Experience gained in a region's response to pressures on its health system will be shared and, in time, applied across other regions and nationally, where appropriate.