New Zealand to Publish Hospital Performance Statistics

3 November 2009 (Last Updated November 3rd, 2009 18:30)

New Zealand will publish the performance of individual District Health Boards against the government's new health targets in local newspapers in an effort to improve services and reduce waiting times. Of the six health targets, three focus on reducing excessive patient waiting times thr

New Zealand will publish the performance of individual District Health Boards against the government's new health targets in local newspapers in an effort to improve services and reduce waiting times.

Of the six health targets, three focus on reducing excessive patient waiting times through more elective surgery, faster cancer treatment and shorter emergency department waits (EDs), the government said.

The ED target aims to admit, discharge or transfer 95% of the patients within six hours to improve patient care.