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Review of the Accident Compensation Corporation’s radiation therapy injury claims, 1 July 2009–30 June 2019

This study explored the incidence, type and costs of radiation therapy injury claims from the last decade, with the aim of increasing health professionals’ understanding of the ACC treatment injury claim process and legislated criteria to better assist injured individuals.

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Shear wave elastography to predict oesophageal varices, morbidity and mortality in chronic liver disease

Chronic liver disease (CLD) is a growing problem affecting approximately fifty million people worldwide.

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Cigarette smoking and e-cigarette use among university students in New Zealand before and after nicotine-containing e-cigarettes became widely available: results from repeat cross-sectional surveys

Cigarette smoking is a leading cause of preventable illness and death in New Zealand and globally and a major contributor to inequalities in health and social wellbeing between Māori and non-Māori New Zealanders.

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Māori and Pacific peoples’ experiences of a Māori-led diabetes programme

Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) disproportionately affects Māori and Pacific peoples in Aotearoa.

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Which demographic factors influence Pacific women’s attendance at colposcopy clinics in New Zealand?

Since New Zealand introduced organised cervical screening in the 1990s,both the incidence and mortality of cervical cancer has reduced significantly.

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Selection of Māori students into medicine: re-imagining merit. Exploring some of the sociological reasons that might explain the exclusion of Māori from the medical workforce

Māori have been severely under-represented in New Zealand’s medical workforce for the entirety of the country’s colonial history.

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The inequity of access to health: a case study of patients with gout in one general practice

Achieving health equity in Aotearoa New Zealand is a stated aim of the Government and those responsible for managing and developing its health and disability system.

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Visual impairment and its correction among Pacific youth in Aotearoa: findings from the Pacific Islands Families Study

Pacific people living in Aotearoa New Zealand experience disproportionately poor health outcomes, and this extends to eye problems.

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Pacific Islands Families Study: adverse impact of food insecurity on child body composition

The global recession caused by COVID-19 has exacerbated unemployment, inequities and poverty in Aotearoa.

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Are we just dishing out pills constantly to mask their pain? Kaiāwhina Māori health workers’ perspectives on pain management for Māori | OPEN ACCESS

Chronic non-cancer pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide and disproportionately affects Māori and their whānau, as Māori adults are 1.4 times more likely than non-Māori adults to self-report chronic pain.