New Zealand

Journal Articles


Dalbeth N, Gow P, Jackson G, Shuker C, Te Karu L, Gerard C, Winnard D.”Gout in Aotearoa New Zealand: are we going to ignore this for another 3 years?” New Zealand Medical Journal 2016; 129(1429): 10-13.

Davis A, Davis K, Gerard C, Goyal S, Jackson G, et al. “Opioid rain: opioid prescribing is growing and practice is diverging.” New Zealand Medical Journal 2016; 129(1440): 11-17.

Hamblin R, Bohm G, Gerard C, Shuker C, Wilson J, Merry AF. “The measurement of New Zealand health care.” New Zealand Medical Journal 2016; 128(1413): 50-64.

Jackson G, Dalbeth N, Te Karu L, Winnard D, Gow P, Gerard C, Minko N. “Variation in gout care in Aotearoa New Zealand: a national analysis of quality markers.” New Zealand Medical Journal 2016; 127(1404): 37-47.


Jackson G, Gerard C, Minko N, Parsotam N. “Variation in benzodiazepine and antipsychotic use in people aged 65 years and over in New Zealand.” N Z Med J 2014; 2067-2078.

Nixon G; Samaranayaka A, et al. Geographic disparities in the utilisation of computed tomography scanning services in southern New Zealand. Health Policy. 118(2):222-8, 2014 Nov.

Exeter DJ; Zhao J; Hanham G; Grey C; Wells S; Kerr A. Construction and use of mapping techniques to describe the geographical distribution of medication dispensing for the secondary prevention of atherosclerotic CVD in New Zealand: VIEW-2. New Zealand Medical Journal. 127(1400):70-80, 2014 Aug 15.

Grey C; Wells S; Exeter DJ; Hanham G; Zhao J; Kerr AJ. Stakeholder engagement for the New Zealand Atlas of Healthcare Variation: cardiovascular disease secondary prevention: VIEW-3.
New Zealand Medical Journal. 127(1400):81-91, 2014 Aug 15.


Graham P, Martin G, Fraser JFJ, et al. Equity of access and variation in general surgeons’ clinical judgements of patient priority. International Journal of Person Centered Medicine 2012;2:883-98.


Barnett R, Malcolm L. GP practice variation in hospitalisation rates: a study of partnership health-enrolled patients. Journal of Primary Health Care 2010 Jun;2(2):111-7.


Raymont A. Hospital discharges in New Zealand 1991-2005: changes over time and variation between districts. New Zealand Medical Journal 2008 Aug 8;121(1279):66-74.


Malcolm L. Trends in hospital bed utilisation in New Zealand 1989 to 2006: more or less beds in the future? New Zealand Medical Journal 2007;120(1264):U2772.


Health Quality & Safety Commission

The Atlas of Healthcare Variation


Health Quality & Safety Commission

A Window on the Quality of New Zealand’s Health Care 2017

Addressing unwarranted variation: Literature review on methods for influencing practice.

Variation and improving services: Analysing and interpreting variation.

Variation in medical practice: literature review and discussion.