Latest publications / Sector: Health

How big data can be a force for good - NZIER Insight 103

Over the last decade, Stats NZ has developed a powerful tool for policymakers and researchers alike. Known as the Integrated Data Infrastructure or IDI, it draws upon data from across the government and contains de-identified information for people living in New Zealand. Read more

A question of trust - NZIER Insight 102

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Transforming lives and saving money

A report to Kidney Health NZ. Read more

Hidden in plain sight: Optimising the role of acupuncture in the future health and disability system

Allied Health Aotearoa New Zealand (AHANZ) commissioned NZIER to examine the evidence and identify the critical changes that are key to designing a system with fully integrated allied health services aligned with the objectives of the health and disability system reforms. Read more

Wellbeing and productivity at work

A report for Xero. Read more

The retail employment and tax costs of Class 4 gambling in New Zealand

NZIER’s report shows that Class 4 gambling expenditure could generate over $445m additional retail industry sales per annum, resulting in an extra 1,127 full-time equivalent jobs. Given that Class 4 gambling machines are concentrated in high deprivation areas, this preliminary analysi … Read more

The social and economic costs of stroke in New Zealand : 2020 update

Stroke continues to be a significant contributor to the burden of disease, particularly for Māori and Pacific people. The economic and social costs of stroke can be reduced with cost-effective interventions, but access continues to be a challenge. Read more

Better outcomes through increased access to physiotherapy

This report considers the opportunity of greater use of physiotherapy to contribute to better health and economic outcomes for those with low pain back pain, stroke, and osteoarthritis. These three conditions were selected as leading examples of the potential that physiotherapy could … Read more

A new generation medicines policy : Improved access and equity for New Zealanders

NZIER produced a discussion paper for Medicines New Zealand in order to look at what kinds of leadership, funding, services, workforce and technologies are needed to support optimal use of medicines for better health outcomes for New Zealanders. Read more

The value of clinical research with modern medicines in New Zealand : Economic contribution and wide-ranging benefits

A report for Medicines New Zealand. Read more

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