Health targets – 2015/16 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 Shorter stays in emergency department health target result was 94.0%. This is the same result as quarter two. Nine DHBs met the target.

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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 national Improved access to elective surgery target has been achieved with 146,018 elective surgical discharges provided against a year-to-date target of 138,026.  This is 7,992 (5.8 percent) more discharges than planned.

Seventeen DHBs achieved the target and ten were 5% or more ahead of plan. The new revised 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% 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 2 weeks by July 2016, increasing to 90% by June 2017. Results cover those patients who received their first cancer treatment between October 2015 and March 2016. Find out more about this target.

Results summary: Performance in the Faster cancer treatment target increased by 0.4% compared with last quarter to 75.0%. Results are based on six months rolling data and include patients who received their first cancer treatment between 1 October 2015 and 31 March 2016. No DHBs have yet met the 85% target but 11 DHBs maintained or improved their result compared with last quarter.  

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Increased immunisation

Increased immunisation health target result summary
The target: The national immunisation target is 95% of 8-month-olds have their primary course of immunisation at 6 weeks, 3 months and 5 months on time. This quarterly progress result includes children who turned 8-months between January and March 2016 and who were fully immunised at that stage. Find out more about this target.

Results summary: The national coverage result for infant immunisation at eight-months of age was 93.5%, a 0.2% decrease when compared with quarter two. Four DHBs met the 95% target.

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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 was 86.0% a 1.0% improvement on the quarter two result. Three DHBs achieved the 90% target and 17 DHBs maintained or improved their performance this quarter.

The hospital target is now only reported on this website along with the maternity results in the source data and individual target graphs for quarter three

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More heart and diabetes checks

More heart and diabetes checks health target result summary
The target: The target is 90% of the eligible population will have had their cardiovascular risk assessed in the last 5 years. Find out more about this target.

Results summary: The More heart and diabetes checks health target was met for the third consecutive quarter with a result of 90.3%, an increase of 0.2% compared with quarter two. Fifteen DHBs have achieved the 90% target. All of the remaining DHBs are now within 5% of reaching the target. 

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