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DSM staff profile

Dr Simon Horsburgh

PositionSenior Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine (DSM)
QualificationsBA(Hons) MA(Dist) PhD
Research summarySocial pharmacy; epidemiology
Teaching

Research

  • Medicines utilisation
  • Equity in healthcare access
  • Health information data systems
  • Epidemiological research methods

Publications

Robinson, P. C., & Horsburgh, S. (2014). Gout: Joints and beyond, epidemiology, clinical features, treatment and co-morbidities. Maturitas, 78(4), 245-251. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2014.05.001

Horsburgh, S., Norris, P., Becket, G., Arroll, B., Crampton, P., Cumming, J., Keown, S., & Herbison, P. (2014). Allopurinol use in a New Zealand population: Prevalence and adherence. Rheumatology International, 34(7), 963-970. doi: 10.1007/s00296-013-2935-5

Gauld, R., Horsburgh, S., & Brown, J. (2011). The clinical governance development index: Results from a New Zealand study. BMJ Quality & Safety, 20(11), 947-952. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs.2011.051482

Norris, P., Horsburgh, S., Keown, S., Arroll, B., Lovelock, K., Cumming, J., Herbison, P., Crampton, P., & Becket, G. (2011). Too much and too little? Prevalence and extent of antibiotic use in a New Zealand region. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 66, 1921-1926. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkr194

Horsburgh, S., Norris, P., Becket, G., Crampton, P., Arroll, B., Cumming, J., Herbison, P., & Sides, G. (2010). The Equity in Prescription Medicines Use study: Using community pharmacy databases to study medicines utilisation. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 43(6), 982-987. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2010.08.004

Journal - Research Article

Horsburgh, S., Norris, P., Becket, G., Arroll, B., Crampton, P., Cumming, J., Keown, S., & Herbison, P. (2014). Allopurinol use in a New Zealand population: Prevalence and adherence. Rheumatology International, 34(7), 963-970. doi: 10.1007/s00296-013-2935-5

Norris, P., Horsburgh, S., Becket, G., Keown, S., Arroll, B., Lovelock, K., Crampton, P., Cumming, J., & Herbison, P. (2014). Equity in statin use in New Zealand. Journal of Primary Health Care, 6(1), 17-22.

Robinson, P. C., & Horsburgh, S. (2014). Gout: Joints and beyond, epidemiology, clinical features, treatment and co-morbidities. Maturitas, 78(4), 245-251. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2014.05.001

Gauld, R., & Horsburgh, S. (2014). Healthcare professional perspectives on quality and safety in New Zealand public hospitals: Findings from a national survey. Australian Health Review, 38(1), 109-114. doi: 10.1071/AH13116

Chang, S. Y., Horsburgh, S., Norris, P., & Braund, R. (2011). Recruitment and retention of primary care patients into a research study investigating medication adherence. Journal of Primary Health Care, 3(3), 204-209.

Horsburgh, S., Goldfinch, S., & Gauld, R. (2011). Is public trust in government associated with trust in e-government? Social Science Computer Review, 29(2), 232-241. doi: 10.1177/0894439310368130

Horsburgh, S., & Langley, J. D. (2011). Recruitment and retention of farm owners and workers for a six-month prospective injury study in New Zealand: A feasibility study. Journal of Occupational Medicine & Toxicology, 6, 16. doi: 10.1186/1745-6673-6-16

Norris, P., Horsburgh, S., Lovelock, K., Becket, G., Keown, S., Arroll, B., … Herbison, P., & Crampton, P. (2011). Medicalisation or under-treatment? Psychotropic medication use by elderly people in New Zealand. Health Sociology Review, 20(2), 202-218. doi: 10.5172/hesr.2011.20.2.202

Gauld, R., Horsburgh, S., & Brown, J. (2011). The clinical governance development index: Results from a New Zealand study. BMJ Quality & Safety, 20(11), 947-952. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs.2011.051482

Norris, P., Horsburgh, S., Keown, S., Arroll, B., Lovelock, K., Cumming, J., Herbison, P., Crampton, P., & Becket, G. (2011). Too much and too little? Prevalence and extent of antibiotic use in a New Zealand region. Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 66, 1921-1926. doi: 10.1093/jac/dkr194

Gauld, R., Goldfinch, S., & Horsburgh, S. (2010). Do they want it? Do they use it? The 'demand-side' of e-government in Australia and New Zealand. Government Information Quarterly, 27(2), 177-186. doi: 10.1016/j.giq.2009.12.002

Norris, P., Horsburgh, S., Padukkage, P., Baik, N. Y. T., Kim, D., Fussell, A., Hutchinson, S., & Ragupathy, R. (2010). Coverage and accuracy of ethnicity data on three Asian ethnic groups in New Zealand. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34(3), 258-261. doi: 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00523.x

Horsburgh, S., Norris, P., Becket, G., Crampton, P., Arroll, B., Cumming, J., Herbison, P., & Sides, G. (2010). The Equity in Prescription Medicines Use study: Using community pharmacy databases to study medicines utilisation. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 43(6), 982-987. doi: 10.1016/j.jbi.2010.08.004

Horsburgh, S. C., Feyer, A.-M., & Langley, J. D. (2001). Fatal work-related injuries in agricultural production and services to agriculture sectors of New Zealand, 1985-94. Journal of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 58(8), 489-495.

Feyer, A.-M., Langley, J. D., Howard, M. L., Horsburgh, S. C., Wright, C., Alsop, J. C., & Cryer, C. (2001). The work-related fatal injury study: Numbers, rates and trends of work-related fatal injuries in New Zealand 1985-1994. New Zealand Medical Journal, 114, 6-10.

Langley, J. D., Feyer, A.-M., Wright, C., Alsop, J. C., Horsburgh, S. C., Howard, M. L., & Cryer, C. (2000). Work-related fatal injuries in NZ: Can a reliable electronic work-related fatality "register" be established? Journal of Occupational Health & Safety, Australia & New Zealand, 16(2), 145-153.

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Journal - Research Other

Norris, P., Horsburgh, S., Cumming, J., & Tordoff, J. (2014). Prescription charge increases in New Zealand penalise the poor and sick. Journal of Primary Health Care, 6(1), 4-5. [Editorial].

Gauld, R., & Horsburgh, S. (2014). New Zealand Health Care Professional Survey of Quality and Safety in Public Hospitals provides promising baseline information. American Journal of Medical Quality, 29(2), 172. doi: 10.1177/1062860613501222

Norris, P., & Horsburgh, S. (2013). Race concordance and healthcare. Research in Social & Administrative Pharmacy, 9, 651-653. doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2013.04.005

Horsburgh, S., & Norris, P. (2013). Ethnicity and access to prescription medicines. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1384). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Lepa, T., Norris, P., Horsburgh, S., & Taungapeau, F. (2013). Accuracy of National Health Index numbers for Pacific people in NZ. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37(2), 189-190. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12041

Chaudhry, M., Gauld, R., & Horsburgh, S. (2012). Hospital quality-of-care performance measurement and reporting: What New Zealand can learn from the United States and United Kingdom. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1366). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

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