Managing Acute Demand in New Zealand
The NZ Ministry of Health is keen to see Primary health care as the principal provider of both routine
The New Zealand Ministry of Health is currently running a service improvement programme aimed at supporting organisations to provide managed acute care in the community rather than unplanned care in hospital. As part of this programme, useful documents from across NZ, UK and Australia have been collected and are provided as a resource in this MoH microsite. You will need to create a login, but access is free.
This site contains nearly 150 documents grouped into section such as Heart Failure, Paediatric Pathways and GPs with Special Interests and you are welcome to view, comment and add your own documents to share with the wider community.
HealthPathways is an online manual used by clinicians to help make assessment, management, and
Rather than being traditional guidelines, each pathway is an agreement between primary and
The target audience for HealthPathways is the primary care clinicians responsible for managing
HealthPathways are now in place across many DHBs in NZ and a range of states in Australia. These
The website has a mix of health information, ranging from factsheets on different topics and
HealthInfo has specific information on Acute Demand and further information can be found here.
Further Articles of Interest
The Acute Demand Programme in Canterbury has been in operation for nearly 15 years and
See here for further information on Canterbury and Radiology Options in Canterbury.
Measuring unexplained variation in acute hospital use by patients enrolled with northern New
Designing and improving patient flow through a busy 24 hour accident & medical/urgent after-hours
Innovative programmes deliver more community-based care in Canterbury