Health targets are a set of 6 national performance measures specifically designed to improve the performance of health services.
The 2016/17 health targets are:
- shorter stays in emergency departments
- improved access to elective surgery
- faster cancer treatment
- increased immunisation
- better help for smokers to quit
- raising healthy kids.
Updated health target results are published every quarter. The latest results for Lakes DHB are summarised below.
Lakes health targets: Quarter 3 (January-March) 2016/17 results
|Ranking quarter 3, 2016/17||Quarter 2, 2016/17||Quarter 3, 2016/17||National goal|
|Shorter stays in emergency departments||13||92.9%||93.6%||95%|
|Increased access to elective surgery||13||103.6%||103.8%||100%|
|Faster cancer treatment||11||87.9%||79.5%||85%|
|Better help for smokers to quit – primary care||4||89.8%||89.5%||90%|
|Raising healthy kids||12||75.9%||79.4%||95%|
The DHB ranking in the table shows the DHB’s relative performance compared to other DHBs. In most cases a rank of 1 represents comparatively good performance, and a rank of 20 represents relatively poorer performance. However, where DHBs have achieved the national goal they are all considered to be good performers.
2016/17 health targets
The 6 targets for 2016/17 are:
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.
The volume of elective surgery will be increased by an average of 4,000 discharges per year.
85% of patients receive their first cancer treatment within 62 days of being referred with a high suspicion of cancer and a need to be seen within 2 weeks, increasing to 90% by June 2017.
95% of 8-month-olds will have their primary course of immunisation (at 6 weeks, 3 months and 5 months) on time.
90% of PHO enrolled patients who smoke have been offered help to quit smoking by a health care practitioner in the last 15 months.
90% of pregnant women who identify as smokers upon registration with a DHB-employed midwife or Lead Maternity Carer are offered brief advice and support to quit smoking.
95% of obese children identified in the B4 School Check programme will be offered a referral to a health professional for clinical assessment and family-based nutrition, activity and lifestyle interventions by December 2017.
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