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Equity Adjustor Tool

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From: Andy R

Dear Health New Zealand,

In June 2023, Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall announced a review/evaluation of the Equity Adjustor Tool.

Under the OIA, please provide me with:

- a copy of any final report that was produced at the conclusion of the review/evaluation
- a summary of the main findings review/evaluation
- a summary of the changes, if any, that have resulted from the review/evaluation
- or, an update on the review/evaluation and any interim findings if the review/evaluation has not been completed

Please also answer the following questions:

- Is the Equity Adjustor Tool still in use?
- if it is still in use, please explain in what settings and how it is being used
- On 19 September 2023, in response to an OIA request, your organisation said: "Patients are first prioritised according to their clinical need and placed into a clinical category. The
equity tool is then used to help determine the order in which patients are booked for surgery within each clinical category. Factors taken into consideration include the length of time someone has been waiting, Māori or Pacific ethnicity, patients from low socio-economic areas and those living in rural areas." Is this still an accurate characterisation of how the tool is being used?

Yours sincerely,
Andy R.

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Tēnā koe Andy,

Thank you for your email of 25 May 2024, asking for the following
information under the Official Information Act 1982 (the Act):

In June 2023, Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall announced a review/evaluation of the
Equity Adjustor Tool.

Under the OIA, please provide me with:

- a copy of any final report that was produced at the conclusion of the
review/evaluation
- a summary of the main findings review/evaluation
- a summary of the changes, if any, that have resulted from the
review/evaluation
- or, an update on the review/evaluation and any interim findings if the
review/evaluation has not been completed

Please also answer the following questions:

- Is the Equity Adjustor Tool still in use?
- if it is still in use, please explain in what settings and how it is
being used
- On 19 September 2023, in response to an OIA request, your organisation
said: "Patients are first prioritised according to their clinical need and
placed into a clinical category. The equity tool is then used to help
determine the order in which patients are booked for surgery within each
clinical category. Factors taken into consideration include the length of
time someone has been waiting, Māori or Pacific ethnicity, patients from
low socio-economic areas and those living in rural areas." Is this still
an accurate characterisation of how the tool is being used?

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Caroline
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From: Andy R

Dear Health New Zealand,

This information request is now one week late. Can you please provide me with an update on its progress as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,
Andy R

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Tēnā koe Andy,
 
I would like to apologise for the continued delay in providing a response
to your request for information dated 25 May 2024. Thank you for your
patience.
 
We regret that the consultations necessary to make a decision on your
request are taking longer than expected. We are committed to providing a
response as soon as possible and want to assure you that this has been
prioritised and we will provide a further update shortly.
 
Nāku iti noa, nā
 
Caroline
Government Services
[1][email address]   

Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora

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