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Is New Zealand ready? Using the Madrid Indicators to see whether they are a useful assessment tool for Aotearoa...

How New Zealand stacks up on older people’s circumstances

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The Global AgeWatch Index results are out for 2013. Do you agree with its assessment of how New Zealand's doing?

Nov 07, 2013 12:08 PM | Read more

Should primary health care services be specifically designed for older people?

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Indicator 40 of the Madrid indicators considers that they should.

May 21, 2013 11:00 AM | Read more

The number of physicians specialising in geriatric care

The Madrid Plan considers that information about the number and type of physicians with specialised training in geriatric care is important to help identify whether the health workforce is changing ...

Mar 22, 2013 11:45 AM | Read more

Older people and HIV/AIDS

Several of the Madrid indicators focus on how HIV and AIDS affect older people, looking at prevalence, information, statistics, and training programmes.

Mar 16, 2013 01:10 PM | Read more

No information about literacy rates for the over 65s

There's no information about literacy rates for people aged 65+. And small sample sizes mean it is difficult to work out whether actions to improve literacy are working.

Feb 13, 2013 03:55 PM | Read more

A more sensible cycle for collecting voter turnout data?

When people are surveyed about how they voted at the last election, they could be answering about different general elections from each other.

Feb 12, 2013 07:45 PM | Read more