Primary care health targets – 2014/15 quarter four – results summary

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Increased immunisation

The target: The national immunisation target is 95 percent of eight-month-olds will have their primary course of immunisation at six weeks, three months and five months on time. This quarterly progress includes children who turned eight months between April and June 2015, 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 this quarter is 94 percent, a 0.1% increase from the previous quarter. Fifteen PHOs met or exceeded the 95 percent target this quarter.

Results by PHO (How to read the graphs)

Table showing how PHOs rated against the increased immunisation health target in quarter 4 2014/15.

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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. The performance for some PHOs is above 100 percent this quarter as in addition to offering advice in primary care settings, they contacted patients who had not recently attended their general practice to offer them brief advice and support to quit smoking. Find out more about this target.

Results summary: The overall performance of the Better Help for Smokers to Quit target this quarter is 90 percent, a 1.4 percent increase from the previous quarter. Twenty-one PHOs have met the 90 percent target and six PHOs have improved their performance by more than 5 percent this quarter.

Results by PHO (How to read the graphs)

Table showing how PHOs rated against the Better help for smokers to quit health target in quarter 4 2014/15.

* Central Primary Health Organisation: Data has been made available since results were first published on 26 May 2015.

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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. Find out more about this target.

Results summary: The national result for the More Heart and Diabetes Checks target this quarter is 89 percent, an increase of 1.1 percent from the previous quarter. Twenty-one PHOs have met the 90 percent target and one PHO has improved their performance by more than 5 percent.

Results by PHO (How to read the graphs)

Table showing how PHOs rated against the More heart and diabetes checks health target in quarter 4 2014/15.

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