Primary care health targets – 2011/12 quarter four – results summary

Summary of primary health organisation performance against the health targets for the fourth quarter 2011/12.

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Increased immunisation

The target: The national immunisation target is 95 percent of two-year-olds will be fully immunised by July 2012. This quarterly progress result includes children who turned two years between April and June 2012, are enrolled in a PHO and who were fully immunised at that stage.

From quarter one 2012/13, the national immunisation target will change to 85 percent of eight-month-olds will have their primary course of immunisation at six weeks, three months and five months on time by July 2013.

Results summary:  The two-year-old national immunisation coverage for the fourth quarter is 90 percent, which is a 0.1 percent increase from the previous quarter. Although the coverage is still 5 percent below the national Increased immunisation target, two PHOs exceeded the 95 percent target and eight PHOs improved their performance by more than one percent. 

Results by PHO: (How to read the graphs(How to read the graphs))

Graph showing the results for each PHO against the Increased immunisation target. Cosine Primary Care Network Trust and East Health Trust were the two PHOs that met the target.

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Better help for smokers to quit 

The target:  The national target is that 90 percent 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: The performance of the Better help for smokers to quit target is 34 percent, a 3.2 percent increase from the previous quarter. Although no PHOs met the 90 percent target, 24 PHOs improved their performance by more than 1 percent. 

Results by PHO: (How to read the graphs(How to read the graphs))

Graph showing the results for each PHO against the Better help for smokers to quit target. No PHOs met the target.

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More heart and diabetes checks

The target:  This target is 90 percent of the eligible population will have had their cardiovascular risk assessed in the last five years to be achieved in stages by July 2014. The first stage is to achieve 60 percent by July 2012.

Results summary: The national quarter four result for the More heart and diabetes check target is 49 percent, an increase of 2.7 percent on last quarter. Six PHOs met the 60 percent target and 30 PHOs have improved their performance by more than 1 percent.

Results by PHO (How to read the graphs(How to read the graphs))

Graph showing the results for each PHO against the More heart and diabetes checks target. Western Bay of Plenty PHO, Ora Toa PHO, Wairarapa Community PHO Trust, Midlands Health Network – Lakes, Nelson Bays Primary Health Trust and Whanganui Regional PHO were the six PHOs that met the target.

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