2 minutes to Delve

Medicine affordability is one of the five drivers of medicine access equity.

Up to 40 per cent of people continue to pay prescription copayments even though they are entitled to an exemption.No person or family should pay more than $100 per annum for subsidised medicines.

Read the HAH bulletin to find out more. 

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He Ako Hiringa
30 April 2021
2 minutes to Read

A new study from the University of Auckland examined ethnic variation in the quality use of medicines between Māori and non-Māori older adult populations. Simon Maude from New Zealand Doctor Rata Aotearoa spoke to the study's lead author Joanna Hikaka and investigated the impact of this research. 

Contributor
Simon Maude
2 March 2021

We are pleased to be providing educational content to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation for publication in Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand. Our first contribution, "How to change lives: Prescribing equity through better use of medicines", appears in the February issue of Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand and is part of a course endorsed by CNA(NZ) for 1.5 hours of professional development. 

To complete the course, click here to go to ELearning.

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Interviews by Michael Botur
10 February 2021
10 minutes to Read

Inequities exist in all aspects of diabetes care. In this article, Alesha Smith outlines some examples, proposes some actions, and explains where the new medicines fit in. 

This activity has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 0.5 CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

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Dr Alesha Smith
3 February 2021
2 minutes to Read

The call for equity in healthcare is not new but it is louder than it has ever been before. This article shares the experiences of primary care clinicians around the country as they work to improve medicine access equity for patients. This article is part of a course, which is accredited by PSNZ for Group 2 points for pharmacists and endorsed by CNA(NZ) for 1.5 professional development hours for nurses. It is also suitable for professional development for general practitioners.

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Interviews by Michael Botur
22 October 2020
23 minutes to Watch

Do you need help improving your understanding of medicine access equity issues? In this video you will hear from a number of primary healthcare professionals who are working to improve equity outcomes in the services they provide to patients

Contributor
He Ako Hiringa
20 October 2020