Respiratory health outcomes 1 year after admission with severe lower respiratory tract infection:

Trenholme, A. et al.

19 September, 2012

The aim of this study was to determine and to describe the presence of respiratory morbidity in young children 1 year after being hospitalized with a severe LRI.

Whakapuawaitia ngai Maori 2030: Thriving as Maori 2030: Maori health workforce priorities:

Ihimaera, L., & Maxwell-Crawford, K.

11 September, 2012

This report examines how to deliver health equality for Māori and a workforce that demonstrates cultural competence.

Recommendations to Expedite the Diagnosis of Lung Cancer:

Northern Cancer Network

31 July, 2012

This report presents a brief overview of the findings of the research project ‘Identification of barriers to the early diagnosis of people with lung cancer and description of best practice solutions’.

Primary care for Pacific people: A Pacific health and systems approach:

Southwick, M., Kenealy, T., & Ryan, D.

30 June, 2012

This report presents evidence to support improvements in primary care delivery to Pacific peoples.

Randomized controlled trial of high concentration oxygen in suspected community-acquired pneumonia:

Wijesinghe, M. et al

31 May, 2012

We conclude that high concentration oxygen therapy increases the PtCO2 in patients presenting with suspected community-acquired pneumonia. This suggests that the potential increase in PaCO2 with high concentration oxygen therapy is not limited to COPD, but may also occur in other respiratory disorders with abnormal gas exchange.

A measure for quantifying the impact of housing quality on respiratory health: A cross-sectional study:

Keal, M., Crane, J., Baker, M., Wickens, K., & Cunningham, M.

14 May, 2012

Damp and mould in homes have been established as risk factors for respiratory health. There is a need for a relatively straightforward assessment of the home that quantifies this risk.

The use of rongoā in contemporary physiotherapy: An exploratory study.:

Gray, K.

5 May, 2012

Rongoā is a modality for healing that incorporates plants and their derivatives to promote wellness. This traditional method of healing was used to treat a range of conditions in pre-colonisation time.

New Zealand evidence for the impact of primary healthcare investment in Capital and Coast District Health Board:

Tann, L., Carr, J.,& Reidy, J.

30 March, 2012

This paper provides New Zealand evidence on the effectiveness of primary care investment, measured through the Capital and Coast District Health Board's (DHB) Primary Health Care Framework. The Framework was developed in 2002/2003 to guide funding decisions at a DHB level, and to provide a transparent basis for evaluation of the implementation of the Primary Health Care Strategy in this district.

Improving health and energy efficiency through community-based housing interventions:

Howden-Chapman, P., Crane, J., Chapman, R., & Fougere, G.

20 August, 2011

Houses designed for one climate and cultural group may not be appropriate for other places and people. Our aim is to find cost-effective ways to improve the characteristics of older homes, ill-fitted for New Zealand's climate, in order to improve the occupants' health.

Randomised controlled trial of high concentration versus titrated oxygen therapy in severe exacerbations of asthma:

Perrin, K. et al

19 May, 2011

Conclusion: High concentration oxygen therapy causes a clinically significant increase in PtCO2 in patients presenting with severe exacerbations of asthma. A titrated oxygen regime is recommended in the treatment of severe asthma, in which oxygen is administered only to patients with hypoxaemia, in a dose that relieves hypoxaemia without causing hyperoxaemia