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Commercial arrangements thrashed out for three-DHB labs, decision due January

Wednesday 17 December 2014, 1:49PM

In the initial version of the above story, nzdoctor.co.nz reported "The boards cannot disclose the model of care chosen, as this is still under negotiation, Ms Carter says." This was not correct and was replaced with the following paragraph "Ms Carter said, in an emailed statement: "The boards will consider service model options and providers' proposals at [the] joint meeting…" Asked whether the boards could disclose the model of care, Ms Carter said no, as this was still under negotiation." Also deleted was the sentence "But Ms Carter this morning said the boards can’t disclose which of the two options will apply." We apologise for the confusion caused.


GPs welcomed to the world of samples, cells and cultures

Wednesday 19 November 2014, 4:27PM

In the story “GPs welcomed to the world of samples, cells and cultures” (New Zealand Doctor, 19 November), it states most urine samples arrive at Labtests on a Sunday but that is completely wrong. Labtests medical director Arlo Upton says most of the samples arrive during weekdays. The available tour mentioned in the article is only for Labtests facilities and not the Anatomic Pathology Service. The later service is co-located but is now run by Auckland DHB. We apologise for the confusion.


Youth get their own service through Masterton Medical

Monday 10 November 2014, 11:17AM

A previous story said Masterton Medical had opened a youth clinic at the Wairarapa Hospital grounds on Colombo Road. It was actually opened at the marae on Cole Street. We apologise for the confusion.


Postcards from the edge: No funding, no PHO, no reason?

Tuesday 04 November 2014, 4:05PM

A previous version of the story says Rakesh Patel is an East Tamaki Healthcare GP, when in fact Mr Patel is a director of ETHC. We apologise for the confusion.


Dunedin practices go extra mile to reach ex-prisoners

Wednesday 20 August 2014, 4:17PM

In the above story, we incorrectly reported that Dunedin practice Servants Health Centre was now only offering free services to sex workers and released prisoners. This was wrong and we apologise for the mistake. The practice continues to offer free services to all of its enrolled members.


Call for nasal flu vaccine with better effectiveness

Wednesday 30 July 2014, 10:36AM

In the initial story, nzdoctor.co.nz reported that Te Arai BioFarma had made an application to Medsafe to license a monovalent vaccine. Nasovac-S is a trivalent vaccine. We apologise for the confusion


St John Phone triage targets inappropriate use of ED

Wednesday 09 April 2014, 12:00AM

We made a mistake in this story detailing St John's new triage pilot which aims to deliver patients to the best provider to deal with their problem and so reduce inappropriate use of hospital emergency departments (New Zealand Doctor, 9 April). The story reported the pilot was being funded by the Ministry of Health on the futre funding streams. We apologise for the mistake.


Curious questions: What would you try?

Wednesday 12 February 2014, 11:12AM

One of the many graphs appearing in our last cover story was wrongly labelled (New Zealand Doctor, 12 February, pp12-13). GPs are not as wary of screening mammograms as our wrongly labelled graph implied. The corrected graph can be found under the link labelled "Would you personally do the following?" at the bottom of the online version of this story [click on headline above].


Insurer rolls out revamped claiming service to practices

Wednesday 12 February 2014, 12:00AM

This story originally stated that GPs interested in using Easy-claim (a new web-based system for practices that handles Southern Cross members' claims approvals on-the-spot) should email claim@southerncross.co.nz but the correct email is in fact easy-claim@southerncross.co.nz However, GPs who have already used the claim@southerncross.co.nz address need not worry, as once Southern Cross realised its mistake it set up an email divert from the incorrect to the correct email account.


Healthline tender process to begin next month

Wednesday 29 January 2014, 12:00AM

This article in the 29 January 2014 issue of New Zealand Doctor originally stated that St John was a potential contender for a new Ministry of Health-funded integrated telehealth service that rolls helplines such as Healthline, Poisonline and Quitline into one. This is not the case. We apologise for the error.



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