This publication looks at how district health boards and their staff are working to achieve the three health targets focused on patient access:
- Shorter stays in emergency departments
- Improved access to elective surgery
- Shorter waits for cancer treatment.
Meeting the health targets requires whole-of-system improvements that span not just the hospital but primary and community providers as well.
The nine case studies in the booklet describe some of the initiatives, innovations, organisations and people that have contributed to sector improvements made in these health targets.