KPI Framework Phase II report
Measuring mental health performance - the KPI Framework
Associate Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has welcomed the roll out of
an initiative to improve the quality of mental health and addiction services.
The Key Performance Indicator Framework for Mental Health and Addiction Services
was developed in 2007 with input from sector representatives. It focuses on
sharing good practices between District Health Boards and promoting improvements
in service delivery.
Nine DHBs and some non-government organisation partners took part in an 18-month
live test of the framework. A benchmarking process was established to help
DHBs compare their key performance data with a view to making improvements
in service delivery. Following a successful test phase, the third phase of
the project now includes all 20 DHBs.
The project builds on similar work conducted in Australia but the New Zealand
programme has been designed specifically for New Zealand mental health and
addiction services and addresses current important issues in the sector.
Office of the Director of Mental Health - Annual Report 2010
Mental Health: Service use in New Zealand, 2007/08
Key findings include:
- District Health Boards saw 100,575 mental health clients in 2007/08
- of clients seen in 2007/08, 20.6 percent identified themselves as Maori,
4.9 percent as Pacific peoples and 3.0 percent as Asian - slightly higher
than the corresponding percentages in 2006/07
- the most commonly used teams were community teams (54,504 clients) in
- general practitioners were the most common source of referrals in 2007/08
- clients of Asian ethnicity (22.5 days) and Pacific ethnicity (21.2 days)
had longer average length of stays in inpatient facilities than Maori
clients (16.3 days) and clients of other ethnicity (15.6 days)
PRIMHD software vendor expo
The NGO PRIMHD Vendor Expo was organised by Platform and the Ministry of
Health on the 18th of August 2010. The expo was attended by NGO providers
interested in what software vendors providing PRIMHD compliant files have
Written information provided by IT vendors plus video files of the vendor
presentations at the expo are available on the
Third quarter results of DHB targets published
The targets focus on hospital performance: Shorter stays in Emergency Departments,
Improved access to Elective Surgery, Shorter waits for Cancer Treatment Radiotherapy,
Increased Immunisation, Better help for Smokers to Quit, and Better Diabetes
and Cardiovascular Services.
Independent reporting of Health Information in Australia
Independent reports will be available to the community and government, and
will also provide doctors and nurses with information to enable them to compare
the performance of their services in providing quality care to their patients.
Platform & PRIMHD