Schedule cl 3
Description of First Health Limited Quality Assurance Activity
In this schedule, activity means the First Health Limited Quality Assurance
The activity is carried out under the auspices of First Health Limited, which
is a provider of health services.
(1) The activity is based on information derived from medical practitioners
who provide health services, on behalf of First Health Limited, at 1 or more of
the general practices in the North Island that form part of the First Health
(2) The activity involves---
(a) the examination of patients' records; and
(b) the review of---
(i) patient management; and
(ii) medical management; and
(iii) treatment decisions; and
(iv) outcomes of treatment; and
(v) patient satisfaction; and
(c) the identification and analysis of adverse outcomes; and
(d) the review, analysis, and monitoring, through peer review, of
medical practitioners' medical knowledge, management, and interpersonal
(e) the making of recommendations on how the medical practitioners who
are engaging in the activity can improve their performance so as to---
(i) improve the quality of care they provide; and
(ii) reduce the incidence of adverse outcomes; and
(f) the facilitation and monitoring of the implementation of any such
The objective of the activity is to improve the quality of care provided by
medical practitioners engaged in the activity.
Dated at Wellington this 28th day of October 2002.
Minister of Health.