Articles in external publications about the Canterbury Health System.
Local research published on Impact of earthquakes on mental health prescribing A research article by Ben Beaglehole, Caroline Bell, Christopher Frampton, Greg Hamilton and Andrew McKean entitled 'The impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on prescribing for mental health'.
The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of the earthquakes on the mental health of the local population by examining prescribing patterns of psychotrophic medication. The article has been recently published in the
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry.
Towards integrated person-centred healthcare – the Canterbury journey An article recently published in
Future Hospital Journal, discusses how the Canterbury DHB's integrated system "has demonstrated measurable reductions in demand for hospital and long-term residential care services, and achieved this while the proportion of people over 65 years has increased".
The Canterbury Health System has been internationally recognised for its collaboration and integration in a report by acclaimed British health authority The King's Fund.
The 62-page report, The quest for integrated health and social care: A case study in Canterbury, New Zealand by Nicholas Timmins and Chris Ham from The King's Fund, highlights some of the key achievements and struggles of the Canterbury Health System since it set upon a more integrated pathway in 2007.
More information about the Kings Fund report can be found in the Projects and Initiatives section of the Canterbury DHB website.