The principal scientific journal for the profession in New Zealand

Vol 135 No 1565: 2 December 2022

Doctor owned investigation and treatment facilities: a conflict of interest or a pragmatic way forward?

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Vol 135 No 1566: 2 December 2022

A health sector response to the commercial determinants of health

The large losses and inequities in health and wellbeing due to harmful commodities such as tobacco, alcohol, unhealthy food and beverages, and gambling products are well-established.

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Vol 135 No 1566: 2 December 2022

A survey of adult respiratory and sleep services in Aotearoa New Zealand: inequities in the provision of adult respiratory and sleep services

Standards for respiratory and sleep services in New Zealand were recognised and published on the Ministry of Health (MoH) website in 2004, where they have remained unchanged.

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Vol 135 No 1566: 2 December 2022

Community specialist palliative care services in New Zealand: a survey of Aotearoa hospices

With Aotearoa New Zealand’s ageing population, demand for palliative care is projected to increase substantially in the next 20 years, whilst equitable access to palliative care services is emphasised in the Ministry of Health’s Palliative Care Action Plan.

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Vol 135 No 1566: 2 December 2022

Presenting characteristics, length of stay and oxygen use among COVID-19 cases at a single tertiary hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, using retrospective medical recorded data | OPEN ACESS

In the August 2021 Delta outbreak, the use of diagnostic and predictive models for COVID-19 for clinical and resource management were undeveloped. Efficient diagnosis and clinical predictors of disease severity were needed.

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Vol 135 No 1566: 2 December 2022

An assessment of burnout in New Zealand orthopaedic resident medical officers

It is well documented that burnout and fatigue are common in the medical profession. Most of the available literature is based on assessment of the senior workforce, focussing primarily on consultants.

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Vol 135 No 1565: 11 November 2022

Medication dispensing among Māori and non-Māori screened for preschool ADHD

Children with a diagnosis of ADHD are significantly more likely to experience adverse outcomes, including anti-social behaviour and drug use, criminal convictions, mental health difficulties, poorer physical health and negative academic and occupational outcomes. It is important to identify children with symptoms indicative of ADHD to facilitate early identification and treatment and to mitigate the risk of poorer long-term outcomes.

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Vol 135 No 1565: 11 November 2022

Feasibility and acceptability of telehealth and contactless delivery of human papillomavirus (HPV) self-testing for cervical screening with Māori and Pacific women in a COVID-19 outbreak in Aotearoa New Zealand

Nearly 200 cases of cervical cancer are reported annually in Aotearoa New Zealand, with incidence and mortality rates in Māori and Pacific women more than two folds higher than in NZ European women.

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Vol 135 No 1565: 11 November 2022

Socio-economic deprivation and healthcare service use of young people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes

In Aotearoa New Zealand, which has experienced marked increases in inequality, early onset T2D disproportionately affects the Indigenous Māori population, Pacific people (Pasifika), and those of South Asian descent.

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Vol 135 No 1565: 11 November 2022

Asian New Zealanders’ experiences of racism during the COVID-19 pandemic and its association with life satisfaction | OPEN ACCESSS

Based on an online survey method, this paper aims to depict the experiences of racism among members of Asian communities in Aotearoa before and after the start of the pandemic, and explain the association between their racism experiences and life satisfaction.

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Vol 135 No 1565: 11 November 2022

Ethnicity data audit in a secondary care gastroenterology service

Accurate ethnicity data are important because they are used to quantify health inequities, including monitoring trends in disease rates and healthcare delivery. In relation to Māori health equity, high-quality ethnicity data in health are also an obligation under Te Tiriti.