Health targets – 2016/17 quarter 2 – results summary

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Shorter stays in emergency departments

Shorter stays health target result summary.
The target: The target is 95% of patients will be admitted, discharged, or transferred from an emergency department (ED) within 6 hours. The target is a measure of the efficiency of flow of acute (urgent) patients through public hospitals, and home again. Find out more about this target.

Results summary: The quarter two shorter stays in emergency departments (ED) health target result shows that 93.8 percent of patients were admitted, discharged or transferred from an emergency department (ED) within six hours this quarter. This result is 0.8 percent higher than the quarter one result. Thirteen DHBs achieved the 95 percent target this quarter.

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Improved access to elective surgery

Improved access to elective surgery health target result summary
The target: The target is an increase in the volume of elective surgery by an average of 4000 discharges per year. Find out more about this target.

Results summary: The improved access to elective surgery health target has been met this quarter with 100,392 elective surgical discharges provided, against a year-to-date plan of 97,092. This is 3,300 (3.4 percent) more than planned.  Ten DHBs are 5.0 percent or more ahead of their quarter two target and seven DHBs are behind plan.

From 2015/16 the target definition includes elective and arranged in-patient surgical discharges, regardless of whether they are discharged from a surgical or non-surgical specialty (excluding maternity).

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Faster cancer treatment

Faster cancer treatment health target result summary
The target: The target is 85 percent of patients receive their first cancer treatment (or other management) within 62 days of being referred with a high suspicion of cancer and a need to be seen within two weeks. Results cover those patients who received their first cancer treatment between 1 July and 31 December 2016. Find out more about this target.

Results summary: National achievement for the faster cancer treatment (FCT) target is 81.9 percent this quarter, an increase of 3.9 percent from last quarter.  Data is based on six months rolling data and includes patients who received their first cancer treatment between 1 July and 31 December 2016.  Significant progress has been made this quarter with six DHBs (Waitemata, South Canterbury, Auckland, Lakes, Waikato and Canterbury) achieving the target.

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Increased immunisation

Increased immunisation health target result summary
The target: The national immunisation target is 95 percent of eight-month-olds have their primary course of immunisation at six weeks, three months and five months on time. This quarterly progress result includes children who turned eight-months between October and December 2016 and who were fully immunised at that stage. Find out more about this target.

Results summary: National immunisation coverage at age eight months was 93.3 percent in quarter two 2016/17, a 0.1 percent increase compared to quarter one.  Seven DHBs met the 95 percent target, and a further three DHBs had immunisation coverage of 94 percent.

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Better help for smokers to quit

Better help for smokers to quit health target result summary
The target: The target is 90% of PHO enrolled patients who smoke have been offered help to quit smoking by a health care practitioner in the last 15 months. Find out more about this target.

Results summary: The national better help for smokers to quit primary care target result for quarter two is 86.2 percent.  This is a decrease of 0.4 percent compared to last quarter. However, three DHBs (West Coast, Lakes and Bay of Plenty) achieved the 90 percent target this quarter compared with one in quarter one.

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Raising healthy kids

More heart and diabetes checks health target result summary

*This result is based on low volumes, six children identified as obese were not referred.

The target: The target is that by December 2017, 95 percent of obese children identified in the B4 School Check (B4SC) programme will be offered a referral to a health professional for clinical assessment and family based nutrition, activity and lifestyle interventions.  Data is based on all acknowledged referrals for obese children up to the end of the quarter from B4SCs occurring in the six months between 1 June and 30 November 2016.

Results summary: Confirmed results for the raising healthy kids target this quarter show a national result of 71.9 percent compared to 49 percent in quarter one.

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