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dc.contributor.authorBarber, Alison
dc.contributor.authorHansen, Paul
dc.contributor.authorNaden, Ray
dc.contributor.authorOmbler, Franz
dc.contributor.authorStewart, Ralph
dc.date.available2011-09-23T03:19:41Z
dc.date.copyright2011-07-01
dc.identifier.citationBarber, A., Hansen, P., Naden, R., Ombler, F., & Stewart, R. (2011). Who’s next? A new process for creating points systems for prioritising patients for elective health services (Economics Discussion Papers Series No. 1104). University of Otago. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/1873en
dc.identifier.issn1178-2293
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10523/1873
dc.description.abstractWe describe a new process for creating points systems for prioritising patients for elective health services. Beginning in 2004, the authors were closely involved in a project to develop the process, initially for coronary artery bypass graft surgery and then successively for other elective services. The project was led by New Zealand’s Ministry of Health in collaboration with the relevant clinical professional organisations. The objective was to overcome the limitations of earlier methodologies and to create points systems that are valid and reproducible and based on a consensus of clinical judgements. As the project progressed and the process was refined, other points systems were successively created (and clinically endorsed) for hip and knee replacements, varicose veins surgery, cataract surgery, gynaecology, plastic surgery, otorhinolaryngology, and heart valve surgery. Other points systems are planned for the future. Since 2008 the process has also been used in the public health systems of Canada’s western provinces. The process is explained in a step-by-step manner so that others are able to follow it to create their own points systems if desired.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherUniversity of Otagoen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofseriesEconomics Discussion Papers Seriesen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.business.otago.ac.nz/econ/research/discussionpapers/index.htmlen_NZ
dc.subjectpoints systems for prioritising patientsen_NZ
dc.titleWho's next? A new process for creating points systems for prioritising patients for elective health servicesen_NZ
dc.typeDiscussion Paperen_NZ
otago.schoolDepartment of Economicsen_NZ
otago.openaccessOpen
otago.relation.number1104en_NZ
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