Cardiovascular disease publications

Publications and resources relating to cardiovascular disease in New Zealand.


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    Published 02 October 2012
    The NZ Guidelines Group completed a rapidE process as part of their contract with the Ministry of Health to produce evidence-based guidance for the health sector focusing on implementation. The rapidE process looked at the available evidence on the effectiveness of health behaviour change interventions for people with long-term conditions. The rapidE process produced a suite of documents.
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    Published 13 March 2012
    The New Zealand Primary Care Handbook 2012 provides summary guidance from a collection of guidelines and is intended as a convenient reference for health professionals. This edition includes new content on the management of type 2 diabetes, weight management, stroke and transient ischaemic attack, heart failure and rheumatic fever.
  • Published 02 July 2011
    This publication looks at the work of the National Cardiac Surgery Clinical Network, and their work with the National Health Board (NHB) and District Health Boards (DHBs) to help reduce patient waiting times to levels never achieved before.
  • Published 02 April 2011
    This publication looks at how DHBs are working to achieve  the Better diabetes and cardiovascular services health target, and discusses the real gains which are being made thanks to the creativity, teamwork and dedication of hospital staff, and the people who provide health services and support in the community.
  • Published 02 December 2009
    Te Toi Hauora-nui provides information about innovative service approaches to improving Maori health, with particular emphasis on cardiovascular and diabetes mellitus programmes delivered in the primary care setting. The report outines key findings, critical success factors that providers use to achieve successful results, and areas for improvement.
  • Published 01 October 2009
    Annual statistical publication that collates and analyses information on the underlying causes of all deaths registered in New Zealand. The commentary summarises key facts, mortality rates, trends and major causes of death by age group and sex.
  • Published 02 February 2008
    The Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) establishes a nationally consistent framework for continuous quality improvement of clinical services for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The QIP sets out specific, practical recommendations and areas for priority actions across different clinical settings.
  • Published 02 August 2006
    This booklet is for people who have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. It has been written to help you better understand your condition and how it is best managed.
  • Published 02 February 2005
    This paper provides a comprehensive review of the medical literature around the childhood determinants of adult diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
  • The assessment and management of cardiovascular risk summary
    Published 01 December 2003
    Summary document for The Assessment and Management of Cardiovascular Risk guidelines. Seeks to assist informed decision-making by adults with and without known cardiovascular disease, their families, whānau and their health care providers.
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