Primary care health targets – 2012/13 quarter one – results summary

Summary of primary health organisation performance against the health targets for the first quarter 2012/13.

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Increased immunisation

The target: The national immunisation target is 85 percent of eight-month-olds have their primary course of immunisation at six weeks, three months and five months on time by July 2013. This quarterly progress result includes children who turned eight months between July and September 2012, are enrolled in a PHO and who were fully immunised at that stage. Find out more about this target. Note: From quarter one 2012/13 the target has changed, we are now targeting eight-month-olds.

Results summary: The national eight-month immunisation coverage for the first quarter is 90 percent. As this is a new target this quarter there is no increase from the previous quarter, but the national coverage is still 5 percent above the Increased immunisation target. Twenty-eight PHOs exceeded the 85 percent target.

Results by PHO: (How to read the graphs)

Graph showing the results for each PHO against the Increased immunisation target. 28 PHOs met the target. The ones that didn't were Health Rotorua, Manaia Health PHO, Hauraki PHO, Ngati Porou Hauora Charitable Trust, Te Tai Tokerau PHO, the National Māori PHO Coalition and West Coast PHO.

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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. Find out more about this target.

Results summary: The performance of the Better help for smokers to quit target is 40 percent, a 5.2 percent increase from the previous quarter. Although no PHOs met the 90 percent target, 25 PHOs improved their performance by more than 1 percent.

Results by PHO: (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 current stage is to achieve 75 percent by July 2013. Find out more about this target.

Results summary: The national quarter one result for the More heart and diabetes check target is 52 percent, a 3.4 percent increase on last quarter. Although no PHOs met the 75 percent target, 29 have improved their performance by more than 1 percent.

Results by PHO (How to read the graphs)

Graph showing the results for each PHO against the More heart and diabetes checks target. No PHOs met the target.

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