Tuesday, 1 September 2020
Sacha van den Berg [FYI request #13400 email]
Re: Official Information Act Request – PET scans and referrals
Kia ora Sacha
Thank you for your request for information under the Official Information Act 1982.
Hauora Tairāwhiti’s response to your request is as follows:
1. How many PET CT scans have been referred per year the past 3 years?
August 2017 – August 2018: 59
August 2018 – August 2019: 70
August 2019 – August 2020: 64
2. How many PET CT scans have been referred this year so far?
64 scans have been referred during the period August 2019 – August 2020.
3. What percentage of the patients being referred are Māori?
48% of people referred during the period August 2019 – August 2020 identified as Māori.
4. What is the average cost per PET scan referral?
$1200 (PET scan with injection)
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