The Well Child / Tamariki Ora Quality Improvement Framework

Published online: 
29 July 2013
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The 2007/08 review and the 2012 quality reviews of the Well Child/Tamariki Ora (WCTO) programme identified variable clinical practice, service quality and health outcomes, and recommended an evidence-based quality framework be developed to ensure the WCTO programme consistently achieves its aims.

The Ministry of Health, in partnership with sector expert advisors, developed the WCTO Quality Improvement Framework, drawing on New Zealand and international research.

The Framework has 3 high-level aims, focusing on family/whānau experience, population health and best value for the health system resource. The Framework sets quality indicators to audit health system performance.

The Framework and quality indicators provide a mechanism to drive improvement in the delivery of WCTO services. Ultimately, they aim to support the WCTO programme to ensure all children and their families/whānau to achieve their health and wellbeing potential.

Download a summary (PDF 506 KB) of the Quality Improvement Framework.

Quality indicators

The Well Child Quality Improvement Framework was reviewed in 2016 with the main change being the reduction in the indicator set from 27 to 18 indicators. More information and the reports for the revised indicator set from March 2015 to September 2017 and ongoing are available on the Nationwide Service Framework Library.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    29 July 2013
  • ISSN:
    978-0-478-40298-9 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2013. The Well Child / Tamariki Ora Quality Improvement Framework. 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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