T Ashton

Summary

Affiliation: University of Auckland
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. doi Where there's a will, is there a way?: is New Zealand's publicly funded health sector able to steer towards population health?
    Tim Tenbensel
    University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Soc Sci Med 67:1143-52. 2008
  2. pmc Recent developments in the funding and organisation of the New Zealand health system
    Toni Ashton
    Centre for Health Services Research and Policy, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust New Zealand Health Policy 2:9. 2005
  3. doi Decentralizing resource allocation: early experiences with district health boards in New Zealand
    Toni Ashton
    Centre for Health Services Research and Policy, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Health Serv Res Policy 13:109-15. 2008
  4. ncbi The organization and financing of dialysis and kidney transplantation services in New Zealand
    Toni Ashton
    Health Economics, Centre for Health Services Research and Policy, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 7:233-52. 2007
  5. ncbi Change through continuity: a quiet revolution in primary health care in New Zealand
    Toni Ashton
    Centre for Health Services Research and Policy, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, 1020, New Zealand
    Aust Health Rev 29:380-2. 2005
  6. ncbi Continuity through change: the rhetoric and reality of health reform in New Zealand
    Toni Ashton
    Centre for Health Services Research and Policy, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Soc Sci Med 61:253-62. 2005
  7. ncbi Market concentration in secondary health services under a purchaser-provider split: the New Zealand experience
    T Ashton
    Department of Community Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Health Econ 6:43-56. 1997
  8. ncbi Contracting for health services in a public health system: the New Zealand experience
    Toni Ashton
    Centre for Health Services Research and Policy, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Health Policy 69:21-31. 2004
  9. ncbi Running on the spot: lessons from a decade of health reform in New Zealand
    Toni Ashton
    Division of Community Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, 52 54 Grafton Road, Auckland, New Zealand
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 1:97-106. 2002
  10. ncbi From evolution to revolution: restructuring the New Zealand health system
    T Ashton
    School of Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Health Care Anal 1:57-62. 1993

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. doi Where there's a will, is there a way?: is New Zealand's publicly funded health sector able to steer towards population health?
    Tim Tenbensel
    University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Soc Sci Med 67:1143-52. 2008
    ..This raises the key question of whether there is the governmental capacity at the local level to adequately address nationally determined population health policy priorities...
  2. pmc Recent developments in the funding and organisation of the New Zealand health system
    Toni Ashton
    Centre for Health Services Research and Policy, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust New Zealand Health Policy 2:9. 2005
    ..Three issues are discussed: the devolution of funds and decision-making to district health boards, developments in primary health care, and the position of the private health insurance industry...
  3. doi Decentralizing resource allocation: early experiences with district health boards in New Zealand
    Toni Ashton
    Centre for Health Services Research and Policy, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Health Serv Res Policy 13:109-15. 2008
    ..This paper describes the processes associated with the allocation of health resources in the decentralized system and considers the extent to which four of the government's stated objectives are likely to be achieved...
  4. ncbi The organization and financing of dialysis and kidney transplantation services in New Zealand
    Toni Ashton
    Health Economics, Centre for Health Services Research and Policy, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Health Care Finance Econ 7:233-52. 2007
    ..Estimated total expenditure per ESRD patient is relatively low. Funding constraints encourage physicians and patients to consider the probable benefit of dialysis for a patient before treatment is prescribed...
  5. ncbi Change through continuity: a quiet revolution in primary health care in New Zealand
    Toni Ashton
    Centre for Health Services Research and Policy, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, 1020, New Zealand
    Aust Health Rev 29:380-2. 2005
  6. ncbi Continuity through change: the rhetoric and reality of health reform in New Zealand
    Toni Ashton
    Centre for Health Services Research and Policy, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Soc Sci Med 61:253-62. 2005
    ..Key aspects of the health system have endured throughout the reform period and these arguably have more importance for system functioning and performance than the high-level structural changes...
  7. ncbi Market concentration in secondary health services under a purchaser-provider split: the New Zealand experience
    T Ashton
    Department of Community Health, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Health Econ 6:43-56. 1997
    ..The paper also discusses some of the methodological problems associated with the measurement of market concentration and acknowledges the limitations of such measures as indicators of competition...
  8. ncbi Contracting for health services in a public health system: the New Zealand experience
    Toni Ashton
    Centre for Health Services Research and Policy, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Health Policy 69:21-31. 2004
    ..Good relationships between purchasers and providers were seen as the key to successful contracting...
  9. ncbi Running on the spot: lessons from a decade of health reform in New Zealand
    Toni Ashton
    Division of Community Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, 52 54 Grafton Road, Auckland, New Zealand
    Appl Health Econ Health Policy 1:97-106. 2002
    ..Given the high cost of reform, incremental change, which aims to tackle specific issues, may be a more cost-effective means of securing the desired results...
  10. ncbi From evolution to revolution: restructuring the New Zealand health system
    T Ashton
    School of Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Health Care Anal 1:57-62. 1993
    ..The costs of the reform process have, however, already been high, both in financial terms and in terms of their impact on the morale of health workers...
  11. ncbi Cost-effectiveness of palivizumab in New Zealand
    A M Vogel
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Paediatr Child Health 38:352-7. 2002
    ..To establish the preterm infant hospitalization risks from respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in New Zealand and the net cost per hospitalization averted by palivizumab...
  12. pmc Ladies in waiting: the timeliness of first trimester services in New Zealand
    Martha Silva
    Senior Research Fellow, Health Systems, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Reprod Health 7:19. 2010
    ..The aim of this study is to examine the timeliness of access to first trimester TOP services and establish the length of delay between different points in the care pathway for these services...
  13. ncbi The benefits and risks of DHBs contracting out elective procedures to private providers
    Toni Ashton
    Centre for Health Services Research and Policy, School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:84-91. 2010
    ..If the policy is to be successful, the district health boards (DHBs) will need to be alert to these potential risks and be prepared with strategies to mitigate them...
  14. ncbi What is the state of health services research in New Zealand?
    Paul M Brown
    School of Population Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 121:89-92. 2008
    ..Academic and private researchers have additional capacity, but often face constraints in producing policy-relevant research. We discuss ways that we might better coordinate and conduct HSR in the future...
  15. ncbi The rocky road to health reform: some lessons from New Zealand
    T Ashton
    Division of Community Health, University of Auckland
    Aust Health Rev 24:151-6. 2001
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  16. doi Increasing productivity, reducing cost and improving quality in elective surgery in New Zealand: the Waitemata District Health Board joint arthroplasty pilot
    J Cullen
    Department of Surgery, Waitemata District Health Board, North Shore Hospital, Private Bag 93 503, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
    Intern Med J 42:620-6. 2012
    ..The pilot was incentive based and clinically led. The participating surgeons and anaesthetists were responsible for increasing surgical throughput. The pilot aimed to increase productivity, reduce cost and increase quality for patients...
  17. ncbi The effectiveness, acceptability and costs of a hospital-at-home service compared with acute hospital care: a randomized controlled trial
    Roger Harris
    A Links Home and Older People s Health, Auckland Hospital, Cshool of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Health Serv Res Policy 10:158-66. 2005
    ..To compare the safety, effectiveness, acceptability and costs of a hospital-at-home programme with usual acute hospital inpatient care...
  18. ncbi Cost-effectiveness of physical activity counselling in general practice
    Raina Elley
    Department of General Practice, Wellington School of Medicine, Wellington, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U1216. 2004
    ..To assess the cost-effectiveness of the 'Green Prescription' physical activity counselling programme in general practice...