Tuesday February 14, 2017
Smoking Health Target Success.
It is great to be able to report further success, and another ‘best ever’ result, in relation to our performance against the Ministry of Health’s six health targets.
Part of the Better Help for Smokers to Quit target is that 90% of Primary Health Organisation (PHO) enrolled patients who smoke are offered help to quit in the preceding 15 months. The BOPDHB achieved the target figure of 90% for the first time since it was set in 2015 during the last quarter. That means that over 26,000 Bay of Plenty smokers have been given help to quit during the past 15 months.