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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Town, I., Taylor, R., Garrett, J., & Patterson, J.
31 October, 2003
COPD is a serious condition and has a major impact on the health of people in this country. It contributes substantially to the enormous cost of tobacco smoking. The figures quoted in this report are of great concern.
Gaillard, E., Carty, H., & Smyth, R.
9 September, 2003
Bronchiectasis is generally considered irreversible in the adult population, largely based on studies employing bronchography in cases with a significant clinical history. It is assumed that the same is true for children. The objective of this study was to evaluate changes in appearance of bronchial dilatation, unrelated to cystic fibrosis in children, as assessed by sequential high-resolution computer tomography (HRCT) of the lungs. The authors concluded that a radiological diagnosis of bronchiectasis should be considered with caution in children as diagnostic criteria derived from studies in adults have not been validated in children and the condition is generally considered irreversible.
Durie, M. H.
6 June, 1996
This report has been prepared for the Ministry of Health to assist in the development of policies relating to the purchase and provision of traditional services.