The new PHO Agreement contains not only general editorial improvements, but also post-work and service service requirements, as well as a new provision for contractual service agreements. For the purposes of the INDIKATOR of the PHO performance program, the term “diabetes” is as follows: fasting blood sugar is the first recommended test for the detection of diabetes. The opportunistic (non-fasting) measure of HbA1c is appropriate if compliance with a fasting test is an obstacle (Table 3).3 Primary health organizations (PHOs) ensure that people enrolled in the PHO provide essential primary medical care, most often through general practices. Phos are funded by think-good people (DHBs) that focus on the health of their population. The agreement reflects the government`s basic health care strategy outlined in its Better, Sooner, More Comfortable Policy (BSMC). The policy aims to provide better services to patients by ensuring that primary and secondary health care cooperates within an integrated health system. This cooperation should result: the agreement also specifies that in the event of a temporary or permanent shutdown of basic care or urgent care services by a PHO or its designated provider, the PHO will ensure that it or the provider has made other arrangements for the continuation of the provision of services. The estimated prevalence of diabetes within a PHO is calculated from a national calculation of diabetes prevalence, which is then adjusted to account for individual differences in PHO by age, sex and ethnicity. The national prevalence estimate is the number of people in New Zealand who were in contact with diabetes in the health field from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010, divided by the number of people in New Zealand who were registered for a PHO or were in contact with the New Zealand Health Service.1 A PHO provides primary health services directly or through their contract providers.
The proposed services aim to improve and preserve the health of the PHO registered population to ensure that general practice services are linked to other health services, in order to ensure a smooth continuum of care.