National Cardiac Surgery Update
National cardiac surgery update and the formation of the New Zealand Cardiac Network
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This publication looks at the work of the National Cardiac Surgery Clinical Network, and their work with the National Health Board (NHB)and District Health Boards (DHBs) throughout New Zealand to help reduce patient waiting times to levels never achieved before.
Significant progress has been made in increasing the volume of cardiac surgery operations, improving the geographic equity of cardiac surgery provision, enhancing the effectiveness of clinical prioritisation, and reducing the number of patients waiting for surgery.