Choice in residential care
Older people requiring residential care have a choice of facility.
Number of aged residential care facilities by district health board
Access to primary care
Almost all older people visit a GP, but a significant number experience some difficulty accessing primary care services.
While older people were generally less likely to put off visiting a GP because of cost than younger people, older Māori had more difficulty than non-Māori.
Percentage of people who visited a GP in the past 12 months
Percentage of people who experienced one or more types of unmet need for primary health care in the past 12 months
Unmet need for GP due to cost in the past 12 months
Unmet need for GP due to cost in the past 12 months, ratio of Māori to non-Māori aged over 50, age standardised
Source: Ministry of Health, Annual Update of Key Results 2014/15: New Zealand Health Survey