Health targets – 2016/17 quarter 3 – 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 three shorter stays in emergency departments (ED) health target result shows that 93.6 percent of patients were admitted, discharged or transferred from an emergency department (ED) within six hours this quarter. This result is 0.2 percent lower than the quarter two result. Nine 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 148,084 elective surgical discharges provided, against a year-to-date plan of 142,690. This is 5,394 (3.8 percent) more than planned.  Ten DHBs are 5.0 percent or more ahead of their quarter three target and six 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 October 2016 and 31 March 2017. Find out more about this target.

Results summary: National achievement for the faster cancer treatment (FCT) target is 81.8 percent this quarter, a decrease of 0.1 percent from last quarter.  Data is based on six months rolling data and includes patients who received their first cancer treatment between 1 October 2016 and 31 March 2017.  Five DHBs met the target this quarter. 

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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 1 January and 31 March 2017 and who were fully immunised at that stage. Find out more about this target.

Results summary: National immunisation coverage at age eight months was 92.3 percent this quarter, a 1.0 percent decrease compared to quarter two.  One DHB met the 95 percent target, and a further five DHBs had immunisation coverage of 94 percent this quarter.

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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 three is 86.5 percent, an increase of 0.3 percent from last quarter.  Four DHBs met the target this quarter.

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Raising healthy kids

More heart and diabetes checks health target result summary

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 September 2016 and 28 February 2017.

Results summary: Confirmed results for the raising healthy kids target this quarter show a result of 85.7 percent, an increase of 13.8 percent compared to the quarter two result. Three DHBs (Waitemata, Whanganui and Auckland) met the target this quarter.

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