Health informatics

Upfront: Personal technology for health: curiosity or clinically useful?

There are approximately 165,000 health “apps” currently on the...

December 2015

2015 Annual Practice Report - Pharmaceutical Utilisation

This report has been developed to give you an opportunity to...

November 2015

Bestpractice Decision Support

BPAC Inc is pleased to be able to offer general practices a...

August 2015

A review of statin use and monitoring

Statins are one of the most frequently prescribed medicines...

October 2014

Recommendations for good IT management for general practices

General practices are increasingly dependent on their IT systems...

September 2014

Rising antimicrobial resistance

Associate Professor Mark Thomas from the University of Auckland,...

June 2014

News Updates

Changes to the pneumococcal vaccine for children | Annual update...

March 2014

Five tips for getting the most out of your Practice Management System

Your Practice Management System (PMS) is a powerful tool. When...

November 2013

Laboratory testing for isotretinoin

Oral isotretinoin is a highly effective treatment for severe...

June 2013

Which test should I use to diagnose type 2 diabetes?

This report presents how testing for diabetes has changed since...

December 2012

Polypharmacy in people aged over 75 years

This report focuses on continuous polypharmacy, which is the...

October 2012

Reports have changed

Copy of the letter announcing the changes made to prescribing...

September 2012

Disparities in the use of medicines for Māori

Recent research into the use of medicines in New Zealand has...

August 2012

Monitoring diabetes in people over 75

In the March 2012 issue of Best Tests, bpacnz published an article...

July 2012

Oxycodone update

In June 2011, bpacnz produced a report on oxycodone dispensing...

May 2012

Oxycodone Prescribing

Examines oxycodone prescribing compared to that of morphine.

June 2011

Introducing the Health Quality & Safety Commission

The aim of the Health Quality & Safety Commission is to...

June 2011

Best Practice Survey Results

In November 2009 bpacnz surveyed 6700 general practitioners,...

June 2010

Upfront: Results from the 2009 bpacnz survey

A SINCERE THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to the end of...

March 2010

One Heart Many Lives

He manawa takitahi, he iwi takitini “One Heart Many Lives”...

July 2009

Monitoring of generic medicines and brand changes

Dr Michael Tatley of CARM advises on how brand changes are...

July 2009

Sexually transmitted infections in New Zealand

Chlamydia remains the most commonly diagnosed STI in New Zealand,...

February 2009

The science behind lifestyle risk factors for cardiovascular disease

When advice is provided to patients about reducing cardiovascular...

December 2008

Assessing cardiovascular disease risk

New PHO Performance indicators announced. GPs experiences of...

October 2008

Disparities in care

Data shows that Māori have a greater burden of illness,...

May 2008

Making Ethnicity Data Count

Knowing ethnicity allows us to have a more comprehensive and...

October 2007

Critical appraisal of Drug advertising

Pharmaceutical companies spend large amounts of money on advertising...

June 2007

Remembering respiratory infections

Revisits the main points of our respiratory infections campaign...

May 2007

NNT - Eases understanding of evidence

The number needed to treat (NNT) for an intervention outlines...

December 2006

Kōwhai tackles overdue INRs

INR testing plus:
• Kōwhai tackles overdue INRs
• Oral route...

November 2006

Ischaemic cardiovascular disease

The purpose of the PHO Performance Programme is to reduce disparities...

June 2011

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