How is my DHB performing?

The Ministry of Health previously reported quarterly on DHBs’ progress towards the former health targets.

New Health System Indicators

The Health System Indicators are a new framework for measuring health system performance.

See the Health System Indicators online dashboard.

See below for DHBs’ past results against the former health targets.

2020/21 data

The six existing health targets form part of DHB accountability arrangements for 2020/21.

Data showing national and DHB results for each quarter is provided in a flat file format, presenting the national target goal and DHB results alphabetically.

The Results for Quarter Four 2020/21 will be available on this page once finalised.

2019/20 data

Five of the existing health targets form part of DHB accountability arrangements for 2019/20

Data showing national and DHB results for each quarter is provided in a flat file format, presenting the national target goal and DHB results alphabetically.

2018/19 data

Five of the existing health targets form part of DHB accountability arrangements for 2018/19.

Data showing national and DHB results for each quarter is provided in a flat file format, presenting the national target goal and DHB results alphabetically.

2017/18 data

The six existing health targets form part of DHB accountability arrangements for 2017/18.

Data showing national and DHB results for each quarter is provided in a flat file format, presenting the national target goal and DHB results alphabetically.

What the national results show

National Health Target Results by Quarter

Health target

Target goal

Quarter 3 2019/20

Quarter 4 2019/20

Quarter 1 2020/21

Quarter 2 2020/21

Quarter 3 2020/21

Shorter stays in emergency departments

95%

87.3%

90.4%

86.6%

85.1%

83.6%

Faster cancer treatment

90%

85.5%

84.9%

89.3%

88.8%

85.1%

Increased immunisation

95%

90.8%

90.7%

89.4%

89.3%

87.7%

Better help for smokers to quit

90%

80.8%

80.0%

78.4%

78.0%

77.0%

Raising healthy kids

95%

96.8%

95.2%

93.3%

93.4%

93.5%

Results by target

Shorter stays in emergency departments target

The target is 95 percent of patients will be admitted, discharged or transferred from an emergency department (ED) within six hours.

2017/18
Quarter 1 6 DHBs met the target
Quarter 2 8 DHBs met the target
Quarter 3 7 DHBs met the target
Quarter 4 7 DHBs met the target
2018/19
Quarter 1 5 DHBs met the target
Quarter 2 5 DHBs met the target
Quarter 3 4 DHBs met the target
Quarter 4 3 DHBs met the target
2019/20
Quarter 1 3 DHBs met the target
Quarter 2 3 DHBs met the target
Quarter 3 3 DHBs met the target
Quarter 4 4 DHBs met the target
2020/21
Quarter 1 3 DHBs met the target
Quarter 2 3 DHBs met the target
Quarter 3 2 DHBs met the target

Faster cancer treatment target

The target is 90 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.

2017/18
Quarter 1 12 DHBs met the target
Quarter 2 16 DHBs met the target
Quarter 3 16 DHBs met the target
Quarter 4 12 DHBs met the target
2018/19
Quarter 1 12 DHBs met the target
Quarter 2 10 DHBs met the target
Quarter 3 11 DHBs met the target
Quarter 4 8 DHBs met the target
2019/20
Quarter 1 9 DHBs met the target
Quarter 2 9 DHBs met the target
Quarter 3 10 DHBs met the target
Quarter 4 9 DHBs met the target
2020/21
Quarter 1 10 DHBs met the target
Quarter 2 12 DHBs met the target
Quarter 3 3 DHBs met the target

Increased immunisation target

The target is 95 percent of eight months olds will have their primary course of immunisation (six weeks, three months and five months immunisation events) on time.

2017/18
Quarter 1 3 DHBs met the target
Quarter 2 2 DHBs met the target
Quarter 3 3 DHBs met the target
Quarter 4 1 DHB met the target
2018/19
Quarter 1 1 DHB met the target
Quarter 2 1 DHB met the target
Quarter 3 0 DHBs met the target
Quarter 4 2 DHBs met the target
2019/20
Quarter 1 1 DHB met the target
Quarter 2 4 DHBs met the target
Quarter 3 3 DHBs met the target
Quarter 4 No DHBs met the target
2020/21
Quarter 1 2 DHB met the target
Quarter 2 2 DHBs met the target
Quarter 3 1 DHB met the target

Better help for smokers to quit target

The target is 90 percent of PHO enrolled patients who smoke have been offered help to quit smoking by a health care practitioner in the last 15 months and 90 percent 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.

2017/18
Quarter 1 9 DHBs met the target
Quarter 2 10 DHBs met the target
Quarter 3 10 DHBs met the target
Quarter 4 11 DHBs met the target
2018/19
Quarter 1 8 DHBs met the target
Quarter 2 3 DHBs met the target
Quarter 3 3 DHBs met the target
Quarter 4 4 DHBs met the target
2019/20
Quarter 1 3 DHBs met the target
Quarter 2 4 DHBs met the target
Quarter 3 1 DHB met the target
Quarter 4 2 DHBs met the target
2020/21
Quarter 1 1 DHB met the target
Quarter 2 1 DHB met the target
Quarter 3  1 DHB met the target

Raising healthy kids target

The target is 95 percent of obese children identified in the Before School Check (B4SC) programme will be offered a referral to a health professional for clinical assessment and family based nutrition, activity and lifestyle interventions.

2017/18
Quarter 1 6 DHBs met the target
Quarter 2 First time the target has been met – 15 DHBs met the target
Quarter 3 18 DHBs met the target
Quarter 4 18 DHBs met the target
2018/19
Quarter 1 14 DHBs met the target
Quarter 2 12 DHBs met the target
Quarter 3 12 DHBs met the target
Quarter 4 16 DHBs met the target
2019/20
Quarter 1 16 DHBs met the target
Quarter 2 17 DHBs met the target
Quarter 3 16 DHBs met the target
Quarter 4 13 DHBs met the target
2020/21
Quarter 1 15 DHBs met the target
Quarter 2 11 DHBs met the target
Quarter 3 12 DHBs met the target

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