Tagged: inequalities

How much of Māori:European mortality inequalities are due to socioeconomic position and tobacco? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Jun 15, 2018

Prof Tony Blakely, Dr Andrea Teng, Prof Nick Wilson Policy-makers need to know how much of ethnic inequalities in health are due to socioeconomic position and tobacco smoking, but quantifying this is surprisingly difficult. In this Blog, and accompanying video, we summarize new research using NZ’s linked census-mortality data, blended with innovative new ‘counterfactual’ methods to determine causal relationships … Read More

New Zealand’s health service performs well, but inequities remain high - Guest Work

Guest Author Sep 21, 2017

By Jackie Cumming, Victoria University of Wellington This article is part of The Conversation global series about health systems, examining different health care systems all over the world. New Zealand’s health care system is comprehensive and largely publicly funded. It generally performs well, but there are significant inequities in access and outcomes. As international comparisons show, New … Read More

Modelling tobacco tax – implications of BODE3 paper just out, and personal reflections on the research journey - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Jul 31, 2015

Professor Tony Blakely Yesterday we published a paper in PLoS Medicine that estimates the health gains, health inequality and health system cost impacts of ongoing annual 10% increases in tobacco tax. In this blog I outline the key findings of … Continue reading → … Read More

Should NZ spend relatively more health resources on improving men’s health? - Public Health Expert

Public Health Expert Mar 13, 2014

Associate Professor Nick Wilson There is no doubt that NZ needs to keep addressing ethnic inequalities in health as an important priority. Nevertheless, gender inequalities may also be worth some consideration given that NZ men have lower life expectancy than … Continue reading → … Read More