Primary care health targets – 2013/14 quarter one – results summary

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Increased immunisation

The target: The national immunisation target is 90 percent of eight-month-olds will have their primary course of immunisation at six weeks, three months and five months on time by July 2014 and 95 percent by December 2014. This quarterly progress result includes children who turned eight months between July and September 2013, are enrolled in a PHO and who were fully immunised at that stage. Find out more about this target.

Results summary: The national eight-month immunisation coverage for the first quarter is 92 percent, a 1 percent increase from the previous quarter, and the national health target has been achieved. Twenty-eight PHOs exceeded the 90 percent target.

Results by PHO (How to read the graphs)

Graph showing the results for each PHO against the Increased immunisation 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. Find out more about this target.

Results summary: The performance of the Better help for smokers to quit target is 60 percent, a 3.6 percent increase from the previous quarter. Although only two PHOs met the 90 percent target, 11 PHOs improved their performance by more than 5 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.

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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 by July 2014. Find out more about this target.

Results summary: The national quarter one result for the More heart and diabetes check target is 69 percent, an increase of 2 percent on last quarter. No PHOs met the 90 percent target, but 3 PHOs have improved their performance by more than 5 percent.

Results by PHO (How to read the graphs)

Graph showing the results for each PHO against the More heart and diabetes checks target.

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