Comparison of New Zealand and Canterbury population level measures

Tom Love, Principal at Sapere, was asked by Canterbury DHB to do a comparative analysis of its hospital inpatient trends against the rest of New Zealand over the period 2006/07 to 2011/12.

The goal was to inform a report by the King’s Fund on progress in integrating services in the Canterbury health system.

The overall finding is that Canterbury has a different trend of hospital discharges from New Zealand overall, demonstrating a rebalancing of services away from acute hospital care while maintaining comparability with the rest of New Zealand in elective surgical services.


Dr Tom Love

Tom specialises in health economics and primary health care.

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