He Ako Hiringa
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Although triple therapy can reduce the risk of recurrent CVD events by at least 50 per cent over five years, the He Ako Hiringa EPiC dashboard indicates only half of people receive all three types of medicines following a CVD event. Read our latest bulletin for more on triple therapy and team-based initiatives that may help identify and prioritise patients for intensive management.
With recent funding changes to adalimumab, prescribers are being urged to change patients from Humira (the reference biological) to Amgevita (a biosimilar). We’ve collated this list of questions and answers, with links to other useful resources, to help inform your conversations with colleagues and patients.
FOCUS magazine showcases a selection of our original resources. You can use the educational content featured in FOCUS to identify and reduce barriers that prevent people from accessing the medicines they need.
Molnupiravir (Lagevrio) is an oral antiviral for treating patients with COVID-19 in the community.
Access criteria are the same as for nirmatrelvir/ritonavir (Paxlovid). Molnupiravir should only be used where nirmatrelvir/ritonavir is clinically inappropriate, as trial data suggest molnupiravir is much less effective. Read our article for details.
Explore your prescribing further with EPiC Reflect Annual Report. This activity helps you to delve into your EPiC data, contemplate your prescribing, reflect on your current practice, and set goals and actions. Available as an editable PDF document, EPiC Reflect helps you to incorporate your learning into your everyday practice.
Managers within healthcare provider services are vital to leading activity that promotes achieving equity of outcomes. Genuine management guidance is crucial to reduce bias and improve the health experience for individuals, whānau, and our communities.
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