New Health System Performance Measures
- Including Youth access to and utilisation of youth appropriate health services
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new system wide performance measures for primary and secondary care will help to further improve health services.
“Last year I indicated to the sector that we need to move primary and secondary care performance measurements from a transactional approach to one based on outcomes,” says Dr Coleman.
“Feedback from the sector was that the burden of reporting was too high. With the refresh of the New Zealand Health Strategy it was also timely to look at moving to a system wide view of performance.”
The Ministry of Health has worked closely with the sector to develop a suite of performance measures which are proposed for introduction in 2016/17:
- acute hospital bed days per capita;
- ambulatory sensitive hospitalisation rates for 0-4 year olds;
- patient experience of care;
- amenable mortality;
- youth access to and utilisation of youth appropriate health services;
- number of babies in smoke-free households at six weeks post-natal.