Workforce Issues

Workforce Issues

New Zealand Government Reports

DHBNZ National School Dental Service Review Final Report.

District Health Boards NZ - prepared under contract to the New Zealand Ministry of Health. December, 2004.

Peer-reviewed: No
Includes original research: Yes
Includes advocacy-related information: No

This review summarizes the findings of a required national review of school dental services facilitated by all District Health Boards. School dental services face a number of challenges which are outlined in the paper. Suggestions for reconfiguration and for overcoming current structural issues and inequalities are outlined and discussed. Research surveys and data analysis (carried out by DHBs during this review) to assist with the identification of inequalities within each DHB, included the deprivation status, decile, significant ethnicities, and decay rate of all clinics in the DHB.

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Improving Child Oral Health and Reducing Child Oral Health Inequalities
Report to the Minister of Health from the Public Health Advisory Committee
May 2003

Peer-reviewed: No
Includes original research: Yes
Includes advocacy-related information: No

This report was developed in response to a PHAC commissioned background paper on child oral health and inequalities in NZ from a team at the University of Otago. The paper provides detailed information about child oral health inequalities, factors that contribute to these inequalities and recommendations to alleviate these inequalities.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Oral Health in New Zealand

Peer-reviewed: No
Includes original research: No
Includes advocacy-related information: No

Contains information and charts related to the oral health status of New Zealand, what data is collected and how services are delivered (data from 2004). The document provides an overview of the current delivery system and costs as well as the changes that will take place in an attempt to improve the oral health status of New Zealand children by mid-2007. Information based on the report: Good Oral Health for All, for Life: The Strategic Vision for Oral Health in New Zealand.

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