Effects of improved home heating on asthma in community dwelling children: Randomised controlled trial:

Howden-Chapman, P., Pierse, N., Nicholls, S., Gillespie-Bennett, J., Viggers, H., Cunningham, M. et al.

23 September, 2008

Objective: To assess whether non-polluting, more effective home heating (heat pump, wood pellet burner, flued gas) has a positive effect on the health of children with asthma.

The future of rongoā Māori: Wellbeing and sustainability:

Ahuriri-Driscoll, A., Baker, V., Hepi, M., & Hudson, M.

9 September, 2008

Rongoā Māori is a holistic system of healing that has developed out of Māorii cultural traditions.

Demystifying rongoā Māori: Traditional Māori healing:


13 May, 2008

Rongoā Māori is an important aspect of health care to many Māori, representing diversity of practice and a holistic approach to health.

Exposure to primary medical care in New Zealand: Number and duration of general practitioner visits:

Crampton, P., Jatrana, S., Lay-Yee, R., & Davis, P.

31 May, 2007

The aim of this study was to estimate (among different population groups and different practice types) the average population exposure to primary medical care in New Zealand.

Trying to catch our breath: The burden of preventable breathing diseases in children and young people:

Asher, I., & Byrnes, C.

12 December, 2006

It is disturbing that many children in New Zealand suffer from breathing difficulty and respiratory diseases, and that our rates for some conditions are higher than comparable countries.

Effect of insulating existing houses on health inequality: Cluster randomised study in the community:

Howden-Chapman, P., Matheson, A., Crane, J., Viggers, H., Cunningham, M., Blakely, T., et al.

14 October, 2006

Objective: To determine whether insulating existing houses increases indoor temperatures and improves occupants' health and wellbeing.

A comparison of Māori and non-Māori patient visits to doctors: The National Primary Medical Care Survey: 2001/02: Report 6:

Crengle, S., Lay-Yee, R., Davis, P., & Pearson, J.

10 October, 2005

This report presents findings describing the experiences of Māori patients during their visits to doctors.

Pacific patterns in primary health care: A comparison of Pacific and all patient visits to doctors: The National Primary Medical Care Survey 2001/02: Report 7:

Davis, P., Suaalii-Sauni, T., Lay-Yee, R., & Pearson, J.

2 October, 2005

This study compares the experience of Pacific patients with that of the total population (including Pacific). The data was contributed by community general practices and A&M clinics.

Varying evolution of the New Zealand lung cancer epidemic by ethnicity and socioeconomic position (1981−1999):

​ Shaw, C., Blakely, T., Sarfati, D., Fawcett, J., & Hill, S.

15 April, 2005

Tobacco use and resultant health effects have been described as an epidemic that progresses through the population. This paper aimed to describe and explain trends in lung cancer mortality by ethnicity and socioeconomic position in New Zealand between 1981–1999. The authors concluded that there are significant and growing ethnic and socioeconomic inequalities in lung cancer mortality in New Zealand. In the current absence of concerted public health action these inequalities will probably widen in future decades.

The need to redefine non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis in childhood:

​ Eastham, K., Fall, A., Mitchell, L., & Spencer, D.

26 November, 2003

This study undertook a clinical and radiological review of 93 children with non-CF bronchiectasis. The authors concluded that while bronchiectasis is currently defined as a condition which is both permanent and progressive, this term is not necessarily appropriate for all paediatric patients.