Making Good Health Care Better

New Zealand has one of the best value health care systems in the world, but as a proportion of GDP our spending on health care has increased every year since 1999. Further, there are issues of quality and safety in our system we must address, including rates of... read more

Literature Review

For the project “Identification of Barriers to the Early Diagnosis of People with Lung Cancer within Primary Care and Description of Best Practice Solutions (October, 2009)” The first phase of the project ‘Identification of Barriers to the Early... read more

Best Health Outcomes for Pacific Peoples

This resource booklet has been prepared for the Medical Council of New Zealand (the Council) by Mauri Ora Associates and SAEJ Consultancy, with assistance from Panapa Ehau. The Council would like to formally acknowledge the contribution of the Expert Advisory Group:... read more

Breaking Down the Barriers

Maori patients receive a lesser standard of care than non-Maori from primary health care providers. This is in part the result of non-concordant relationships between the provider and the patient. When patients are engaged in decisions about their own health care,... read more

Culturally Competent Health Care

Dr Peter Jansen, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Integrated Care, University of Auckland, and Ms Debbie Sorrensen, General Manager Pacific Health, Counties Manukau DHB New Zealand has an increasingly diverse community containing many cultures, each with a unique worldview... read more

Best health outcomes for Maori

This resource booklet has been prepared by Mäuri Ora Associates for the Medical Council of New Zealand. The Council would like to formally acknowledge the contribution of Prof Mason Durie, Dr Paratene Ngata, Dr James Te Whare – all of whom reviewed the draft material,... read more

Māori Experience of ACC

Mauri Ora Associates Final Report for Department of Labour 2010 Māori have the worst health outcomes of any group in New Zealand, and this is true for ACC-related services as well. There is a clear need to improve matters, but less clarity around the best way to... read more