This indicator explores ‘continuity of care’ as indicated through NGO engagement before, during and after acute inpatient DHB stays. It is a measure to support services to understand the quality of continuity of care between DHB and NGO mental health services so they can identify where improvement is required to contribute to better wellbeing outcomes for tāngata whai ora who access acute inpatient DHB services.
In response to feedback from tāngata whai ora that they experience inconsistencies in connected care, the ‘continuity of care’ indicator serves as an initial marker for use by DHBs and NGOs to inspire reflection and learning about how they can keep improving the way they work together.
Data available through February 2022, sourced from a March 23, 2022 refresh of the PRIMHD DataMart.
- MidCentral DHB data is only complete to December 2021
- Waikato DHB data is only complete to September 2021
- Auckland DHB data was last submitted in December 2021
- Bay of Plenty DHB data is incomplete after October 2021.