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Systems improvement for Faster Cancer Treatment at Lakes DHB

Case Study

posted by WM Admin on 2014-11-12 12:55:10.172

Lakes DHB provides care to a population of around 100,000 in the Rotorua and Taupo districts. Around 18 patients each month are diagnosed with cancer during an acute presentation to hospital and, on average, seven or eight are referred to hospital with a high suspicion of cancer.

The DHB has a number of initiatives in place to help ensure Lakes patients get the coordinated and timely care they need throughout the cancer pathway.

To read the full case study on the Ministry of Health website, go to:  http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/cancer-programme/faster-cancer-treatment-programme/faster-cancer-treatment-case-studies/systems-improvement-faster-cancer-treatment-lakes-dhb