A new report reveals the top-performing health systems in New Zealand
A new survey of the nation’s top hospitals reveals a lot about what patients need.
The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) has released its 2017 Hospital Scorecard, and it reveals that some health systems are the best, and some are worst.
Some systems have achieved top-end rankings of best hospitals, while others are the worst.
The hospitals in question are those in New England, which has the highest proportion of patients who are admitted to hospital in New York, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.
Among the top 10 hospitals, there are four in New Hampshire, four in California, four each in Maine and New York and four each at the University of Wisconsin and Yale.
These are not the only high-performing hospitals, but they are among the best in the country, NZMA said.
“We are proud of the work of our healthcare professionals and have invested heavily in their health outcomes.
This is because of our system of public and private partnerships and our commitment to quality, patient safety and quality care,” a spokesperson for NZMA told the New Zealand Herald.
This year’s hospital scorecard is based on a survey of 1,200 New Zealanders between May and October.
The survey also included a review of hospitals in other countries and found some in Europe and the United States outperform New Zealand.
Dr John Stoll, CEO of New Zealand’s largest health system, Dunedin Hospital, told the Herald that there is a clear need for improved hospital systems.
“We have a lot of hospitals that have a huge amount of beds and we know they are not good.
We have seen that for the past few years, and the number of new hospital beds that we have seen in the last 10 years is very large,” he said.
Dr Stoll said Dunedin is one of the biggest in New New Zealand, with a total of 1.4 million beds.
“I think that has got to change, and there are some really good hospitals in Dunedin, and we need to get some better hospitals in there.”
He said he believed that in the future, there will be more and more people in the Dunedin area that can’t afford to pay for an expensive hospital stay, so the system needs to improve.
Dr Thomas Coughlan, Chief Executive of the National Health Service (NZS), said he would not have it any other way.
“The NHS has got some pretty good hospitals, in New Plymouth and Wellington, which are some of the best we have in the world,” he told the NZ Herald.
“There are some very good hospitals that don’t have any facilities that are up to international standards.”
“So the hospital system is very good.
The system is not perfect but we’ve got to be able to deliver better care for the people who need it.”
This year, we’ve done some good work in Dunning, and in Wellington we’ve also done some really well work.
“The National Health Board has said the government needs to invest in new hospital facilities.”
It’s not a simple question.
The challenge of the future is to improve the quality of care in hospitals,” a spokeswoman for the National Hospital Council said.”
As a matter of urgency we have to look at how we can improve the system, and to build on our strong and successful track record of improving outcomes for patients and families.
“Dr Coughlin said that was a matter for individual hospitals to address.”
To get there you need to do things that are going to make the system better, which is the most important thing,” he explained.
He also said the new National Health Council would work with the health system to develop a blueprint for improving care for people who needed it most.
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