Whanau Orā News

Report on the Performance of General Practices in Whānau Ora Collectives

This report focuses on the performance of general practices in Whānau Ora collectives – using results from the software package HealthStat, which collects an anonymous summary of patient health information from general practices in Whānau Ora collectives.

Although not all collectives include general practice providers, the data collected for this report can help highlight any changes in performance over time for health providers in the collectives.

The report includes results for key HealthStat indicators identified by the Ministry of Health, Te Puni Kōkiri, and Tumu Whakarae (DHB Māori Managers) as strongly associated with morbidity and mortality for Māori.

The Ministry publishes these performance reports on a quarterly basis.


The results are encouraging, considering the proportion of high-needs patients enrolled with Whānau Ora general practices is 61.2 percent, compared to 26.5 percent in the national sample. It is the Ministry of Health’s view that Whānau Ora general practices continue to perform well.

The trends seen in the Whānau Ora sample results cannot be directly attributed to any one particular programme or initiative; they are indicative of positive changes to service delivery as a whole.

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