- Shorter stays in emergency departments
- Improved access to elective surgery
- Faster cancer treatment
- Increased immunisation
- Better help for smokers to quit
- More heart and diabetes checks
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.
Results summary: National performance in the Shorter stays in emergency department target increased by 1.6 percent to 94.3 percent. Eleven DHBs met the 95 percent target.
The target: The target is an increase in the volume of elective surgery by at least 4000 discharges per year.
Results summary: The national Improved access to elective surgery health target has been achieved with 84,022 elective surgical discharges provided, against a year-to-date target of 78,581. This is 5441 (6.9 percent) more than planned. Twelve DHBs are 5 percent or more ahead of their quarter two target and three DHBs are behind plan.
The target: The new 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 by July 2016, increasing to 90 percent by June 2017. Results cover those patients who received their first cancer treatment between July and December 2014.
Results summary: This is the first quarter of public reporting of the Faster cancer treatment health target results. Nationally, performance was 65.8 percent against a target of 85 percent by July 2016.
The target: The national immunisation target is 95% of eight-month-olds have their primary course of immunisation at 6 weeks, 3 months and 5 months on time December 2014. This quarterly progress result includes children who turned eight-months between October to December 2014 and who were fully immunised at that stage.
Results summary: The national coverage result for infant immunisation at eight-months of age was 93.5 percent, an increase of 1.2 percent on quarter one and the highest coverage that has ever been achieved for any immunisation health target. Eight DHBs met the 95 percent target and a further ten had coverage at or above 90 percent.
The target: The target is 95% of patients who smoke and are seen by a health practitioner in public hospitals, and 90% of patients who smoke and are seen by a health practitioner in primary care, are offered brief advice and support to quit smoking.
Results summary: Results for the Better help for smokers to quit primary care target shows national performance is 88.6 percent, a 0.2 percent increase compared with last quarter. Nine DHBs met the 90 percent target.
The Better help to smokers to quit hospital target was achieved for the eighth consecutive quarter with a result of 95.1 percent, a 0.4 percent increase on quarter one. Seventeen DHBs met the 95 percent target.
The target: The target is 90% of the eligible population will have had their cardiovascular risk assessed in the last 5 years.
Results summary: The national quarter two result for the More heart and diabetes checks target is 87.0 percent, an increase of 1.3 percent on last quarter’s result. Six DHBs achieved the 90 percent target and a further ten DHBs had results at or above 85 percent.