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Sponsored: Is medical insourcing the new black?

Every few weeks, another headline alerts us to the fact that District Health Boards are struggling to get on top of their waiting lists as patient demand continues to grow. In the last few months...

Shifting deck chairs on the Titanic: aged care sector reacts to proposed new funding...

The way rest homes are currently funded could be set to change after the much-anticipated release of the Aged Residential Care Funding Model Review. The review is suggesting a move away from the current...

One community’s fight against fast food

It’s fast food central near Henderson Intermediate School. Located on Lincoln Road in West Auckland, the route to and from school for many students involves walking past an array of fast food outlets. Within...

Changes to Health Star Rating system likely

The five year review of the Health Star Rating system considered how well the objectives of the system have been met and also identified several options for improvements. The Review concluded that overall the system...

Are pharma companies courting Kiwi nurses?

Nurses are increasingly targeted by pharmaceutical companies around the world and a Wellington academic says that understanding the complexities of marketing should be part of nursing education and healthcare policy in this country. A recent...

Cannabis legislation outpacing medical profession

The legislative changes to allow medicinal cannabis in New Zealand are outpacing the medical and legal frameworks doctors work in, according to researchers from the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand writing in the...

Calls for action on alcohol marketing

Alcohol marketing is the subject of several letters published in the New Zealand Medical Journal. One is on behalf of the board of the Health Coalition Aotearoa, calling for more regulation in this area. The Advertising...

Researchers call on Govt to support heart health

Data from a cohort study of 500,000 New Zealanders have allowed more precise calculations of an individual's cardiovascular risk and researchers now say the Ministry of Health should support a national risk generator that...

Achieving health equity needs actions, not just rhetoric

A newly-released Ministry of Health publication is making sure equity is at the front and centre of all newly-commissioned work in the health sector. To coincide with the publication, Achieving Equity in Health Outcomes: Summary of...

Report calls for action on inequities in New Zealand’s health system

A window on the quality of Aotearoa New Zealand’s health care 2019 - a view on Māori health equity, published by the Health Quality & Safety Commission, highlights a number of areas where change...
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