Targeting Waiting Times

Published online: 
13 November 2013
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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.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    13 November 2013
  • ISBN:
    (print) 978-0-478-40285-8, (online) 978-0-47840286-5
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2013. Targeting Waiting Times. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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