Thyroid guidelines/policies, citation lists & monitoring (Canterbury DHB)

Belinda Hodson made this Official Information request to Canterbury District Health Board

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From: Belinda Hodson

Dear Canterbury District Health Board,

As at 31st March 2019, please provide:

1. Guidelines and/or policy on thyroid diagnosis, testing and treatment issued/used/supported by the District health Board; plus

a) The citation list (NZ and international clinical research studies, other clinical papers and publications including randomised control trials and guidelines) that support these guidelines/policy. Citations are to include those on safety, benefits, efficacy, risk, and risk management;


b). The citation list of all patient survey data that supports these guidelines/policy.

2. From the period 1 January 1990 through to 31 March 2019, all studies carried out by the District Health Board (DHB), referred to or sourced by the DHB (NZ or international studies) that:

a) Monitor the impact of guidelines/policies on thyroid diagnosis, testing and treatment on the health and wellbeing of NZ thyroid patients; and

b) All studies examining thyroid patients' experience of diagnosis and treatment.

Yours faithfully,

Belinda Hodson

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Kind regards


Kathleen Smitheram



Canterbury District Health Board and West Coast District Health Board

Official Information Act Co-ordinator, Planning and Funding

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