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Vol 133 No 1510: 21 February 2020

The role and functions of community health councils in New Zealand’s health system: a document analysis

The broader community can bring unique and valuable perspectives to the health system.

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Vol 133 No 1510: 21 February 2020

Population-level exposures associated with MRSA and ESBL-E. coli infection across district health boards in Aotearoa New Zealand: an ecological study

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major global health threat, undermining the sustainability and safety of modern healthcare.

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Vol 133 No 1510: 21 February 2020

Intensive care unit utilisation post-oesophagectomy

Worldwide, oesophageal cancer is the sixth most common cancer, and the seventh most common cause of cancer-related mortality—responsible for 1 in 20 cancer deaths in 2018.

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Vol 133 No 1510: 21 February 2020

Use of rehabilitation after hip and knee replacement in New Zealand: a national survey

Long-term outcomes following primary hip and knee joint replacement are favourable with most patients experiencing positive functional outcomes over time.

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Vol 133 No 1510: 21 February 2020

The prevalence of microvascular complications in Waikato children and youth with type 1 diabetes has reduced since 2003

It is well known that good glycaemic control in type 1 diabetes (T1D) prevents, delays and slows the progression of microvascular complications such as diabetic retinopathy and nephropathy.

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Vol 133 No 1510: 21 February 2020

Is the use of health services by older adults in New Zealand associated with their housing tenure?

Internationally and within New Zealand, research has demonstrated an association between housing tenure and health, with home owners generally in better health than renters.

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Vol 133 No 1510: 21 February 2020

Fasting prior to cardiac catheterisation: a single-centre observational study

Angiography is a common procedure, undertaken in almost 20,000 patients in New Zealand in 2017.

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Vol 133 No 1509: 7 February 2020

Epidemiology of traumatic spinal cord injury in New Zealand (2007–2016)

A traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI) is a life-changing event for an individual and their family/whānau. Vast costs are also associated with the extensive treatment, rehabilitation and lost productivity incurred.

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Vol 133 No 1509: 7 February 2020

Good care close to home: local health professional perspectives on how a rural hospital can contribute to the healthcare of its community

Geographic isolation from urban centres where specialist and diagnostic resources are concentrated has been identified as the starting point for understanding rural remote health with access to healthcare widely recognised as the major rural health issue.

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Vol 133 No 1509: 7 February 2020

Ethnic inequities in life expectancy attributable to smoking

There are large and persistent inequities in mortality and life expectancy among Māori and Pacific when compared with non-Māori/non-Pacific people, in New Zealand.