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Dr Simon Horsburgh

Contact Details

Phone
+64 3 479 5616
Email
simon.horsburgh@otago.ac.nz
Position
Senior Lecturer
Department
Department of Preventive and Social Medicine (Dunedin)
Qualifications
BA(Hons) MA(Dist) PhD
Research summary
Social pharmacy; epidemiology
Teaching

Research

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

Publications

Norris, P., Horsburgh, S., Waterhouse-Perry, G., & Napier, P. (2024). Inequities in medicines use are probably much worse than we thought. Journal of Primary Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/HC23114

Cheung, I. M. Y., Horsburgh, S., Ziaei, M., & Gokul, A. (2023). Ocular antibiotic utilisation across Aotearoa/New Zealand. Antibiotics, 12, 1007. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics12061007

Lilley, R., Davie, G., Horsburgh, S., McNoe, B., & Driscoll, T. (2023). Societal burden of work on injury deaths in New Zealand, 2005–14: An observational study. SSM Population Health, 21, 101353. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2023.101353

Norris, P., Cousins, K., Horsburgh, S., Keown, S., Churchward, M., Samaranayaka, A., Smith, A., & Marra, C. (2023). Impact of removing prescription co-payments on the use of costly health services: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMC Health Services Research, 23, 31. doi: 10.1186/s12913-022-09011-0

Lilley, R., Davie, G., McNoe, B., Horsburgh, S., Driscoll, T. R., & Cryer, C. (2022). Impact of legislative reform on worker fatalities in New Zealand workplaces: A 30-year retrospective population-level analysis. Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 79, 602-609. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2021-108054

Feyer, A.-M., Langley, J. D., Howard, M. L., Horsburgh, S. C., Wright, C., Alsop, J. C., & Cryer, P. C. (1999). Work-related fatal injuries in New Zealand 1985-1994: Descriptive epidemiology (Occasional Report Series No. 28). NZEOH and IPRU, 52p.

Authored Book - Other

Langley, J. D., Feyer, A.-M., Wright, C., Alsop, J. C., Horsburgh, S. C., Howard, M. L., & Cryer, P. C. (1999). Work-related fatal injuries in New Zealand 1985-1994: Recommendations on the establishment of ongoing work injury mortality surveillance (Occasional Report Series No. 27). Dunedin: New Zealand Enviromental & Occupational Health Research Centre & Injury Prevention Research Unit, 30p.

Authored Book - Other

Cheung, I. M. Y., Horsburgh, S., Ziaei, M., & Gokul, A. (2023). Ocular antibiotic utilisation across Aotearoa/New Zealand. Antibiotics, 12, 1007. doi: 10.3390/antibiotics12061007

Journal - Research Article

Lilley, R., Davie, G., Horsburgh, S., McNoe, B., & Driscoll, T. (2023). Societal burden of work on injury deaths in New Zealand, 2005–14: An observational study. SSM Population Health, 21, 101353. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2023.101353

Journal - Research Article

Norris, P., Cousins, K., Horsburgh, S., Keown, S., Churchward, M., Samaranayaka, A., Smith, A., & Marra, C. (2023). Impact of removing prescription co-payments on the use of costly health services: A pragmatic randomised controlled trial. BMC Health Services Research, 23, 31. doi: 10.1186/s12913-022-09011-0

Journal - Research Article

Lilley, R., Davie, G., McNoe, B., Horsburgh, S., Driscoll, T. R., & Cryer, C. (2022). Impact of legislative reform on worker fatalities in New Zealand workplaces: A 30-year retrospective population-level analysis. Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 79, 602-609. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2021-108054

Journal - Research Article

Donald, S., Sharples, K., Barson, D., Horsburgh, S., & Parkin, L. (2021). Antidepressant dispensing before, during, and after pregnancy in New Zealand, 2005-2014. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 61, 837-845. doi: 10.1111/ajo.13352

Journal - Research Article

Guo, J., Parkin, L., Zeng, J., Barson, D., & Horsburgh, S. (2021). Treatment pathways in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A nationwide cohort study of new users of metformin monotherapy in New Zealand. BMJ Open, 11, e051884. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-051884

Journal - Research Article

Horsburgh, S., Sharples, K., Barson, D., Zeng, J., & Parkin, L. (2021). Patterns of metformin monotherapy discontinuation and reinitiation in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus in New Zealand. PLoS ONE, 16(4), e0250289. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0250289

Journal - Research Article

Lilley, R., Maclennan, B., Davie, G., McNoe, B. M., Horsburgh, S., & Driscoll, T. R. (2021). Decade of variable progress: Trends in fatal injury in workers in New Zealand from a national observational study. Occupational & Environmental Medicine, 78, 167-172. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2020-106812

Journal - Research Article

Lilley, R., Maclennan, B., McNoe, B. M., Davie, G., Horsburgh, S., & Driscoll, T. (2021). Decade of fatal injuries in workers in New Zealand: Insights from a comprehensive national observational study. Injury Prevention, 27(2), 124-130. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2020-043643

Journal - Research Article

Parkin, L., Williams, S., Barson, D., Sharples, K., Horsburgh, S., Jackson, R., & Dummer, J. (2021). Is the use of two versus one long-acting bronchodilator by patients with COPD associated with a higher risk of acute coronary syndrome in real-world clinical practice? BMJ Open Respiratory Research, 8(1), e000840. doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2020-000840

Journal - Research Article

Parkin, L., Williams, S., Sharples, K., Barson, D., Horsburgh, S., Jackson, R., … Dummer, J. (2021). Dual versus single long-acting bronchodilator use could raise acute coronary syndrome risk by over 50%: A population-based nested case-control study. Journal of Internal Medicine, 290, 1028-1038. doi: 10.1111/joim.13348

Journal - Research Article

Donald, S., Sharples, K., Barson, D., Horsburgh, S., & Parkin, L. (2020). Patterns of prescription medicine dispensing before and during pregnancy in New Zealand, 2005-2015. PLoS ONE, 15(6), e0234153. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0234153

Journal - Research Article

Donald, S., Sharples, K., Barson, D., Horsburgh, S., & Parkin, L. (2020). Prescription medicines with potential for foetal harm: Dispensing before and during pregnancy in New Zealand, 2005-2015. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 76, 887-896. doi: 10.1007/s00228-020-02868-2

Journal - Research Article

Gauld, R., & Horsburgh, S. (2020). Did healthcare professional perspectives on the quality and safety environment in New Zealand public hospitals change from 2012 to 2017? Journal of Health Organization & Management, 34(7), 775-788. doi: 10.1108/JHOM-11-2019-0331

Journal - Research Article

Gauld, R., & Horsburgh, S. (2020). Has the clinical governance development agenda stalled? Perceptions of New Zealand medical professionals in 2012 and 2017. Health Policy, 124, 183-188. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2019.12.013

Journal - Research Article

Sigglekow, F., Horsburgh, S., & Parkin, L. (2020). Statin adherence is lower in primary than secondary prevention: A national follow-up study of new users. PLoS ONE, 15(11), e0242424. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0242424

Journal - Research Article

Horsburgh, S., Barson, D., Zeng, J., Sharples, K., & Parkin, L. (2019). Adherence to metformin monotherapy in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus in New Zealand. Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 158, 107902. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2019.107902

Journal - Research Article

Donald, S., Barson, D., Horsburgh, S., Sharples, K., & Parkin, L. (2018). Generation of a pregnancy cohort for medicine utilisation and medicine safety studies in New Zealand. Pharmacoepidemiology & Drug Safety, 27, 1335-1343. doi: 10.1002/pds.4671

Journal - Research Article

Parkin, L., Barson, D., Zeng, J., Horsburgh, S., Sharples, K., & Dummer, J. (2018). Patterns of use of long-acting brochodilators in patients with COPD: A nationwide follow-up study of new users in New Zealand. Respirology, 23(6), 583-592. doi: 10.1111/resp.13235

Journal - Research Article

Gauld, R., Horsburgh, S., Flynn, M. A., Carey, D., & Crowley, P. (2017). Do different approaches to clinical governance development and implementation make a difference? Findings from Ireland and New Zealand. Journal of Health Organization & Management, 31(7/8), 682-695. doi: 10.1108/jhom-04-2017-0069

Journal - Research Article

Gauld, R., & Horsburgh, S. (2016). Are some health professionals more cognizant of clinical governance development concepts than others? Findings from a New Zealand study. Journal of Public Health, 38(2), 363-370. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdv045

Journal - Research Article

Gauld, R., & Horsburgh, S. (2016). Does a host country capture knowledge of migrant doctors and how might it? A study of UK doctors in New Zealand. International Journal of Public Health, 61(1), 1-8. doi: 10.1007/s00038-015-0770-z

Journal - Research Article

Gauld, R., & Horsburgh, S. (2015). Clinical governance: An assessment of New Zealand's approach and performance. Clinical Governance, 20(1), 2-12. doi: 10.1108/CGIJ-02-2015-0002

Journal - Research Article

Gauld, R., & Horsburgh, S. (2015). Healthcare professionals' perceptions of clinical governance implementation: A qualitative New Zealand study of 3205 open-ended survey comments. BMJ Open, 5(1), e006157. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006157

Journal - Research Article

Gauld, R., & Horsburgh, S. (2015). What motivates doctors to leave the UK NHS for a "life in the sun" in New Zealand: And, once there, why don't they stay? Human Resources for Health, 13, 75. doi: 10.1186/s12960-015-0069-4

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

Gauld, R., & Horsburgh, S. (2014). Measuring progress with clinical governance development in New Zealand: Perceptions of senior doctors in 2010 and 2012. BMC Health Services Research, 14, 547. doi: 10.1186/s12913-014-0547-8

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

Norris, P., Horsburgh, S., Sides, G., Ram, S., & Fraser, J. (2014). Geographical access to community pharmacies in New Zealand. Health & Place, 29, 140-145. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2014.07.005

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

Narayan, S. W., Hilmer, S. N., Horsburgh, S., & Nishtala, P. S. (2013). Anticholinergic component of the Drug Burden Index and the Anticholinergic Drug Scale as measures of anticholinergic exposure in older people in New Zealand: A population-level study. Drugs & Aging, 30(11), 927-934. doi: 10.1007/s40266-013-0111-y

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

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

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

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

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.

Journal - Research Article

Norris, P., Horsburgh, S., Waterhouse-Perry, G., & Napier, P. (2024). Inequities in medicines use are probably much worse than we thought. Journal of Primary Health Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1071/HC23114

Journal - Research Other

Parkin, L., Williams, S., Sharples, K., Barson, D., Horsburgh, S., Jackson, R., … Dummer, J. (2022). Dual versus single long-acting bronchodilator use could raise acute coronary syndrome risk by over 50% [Authors reply]. Journal of Internal Medicine, 291, 707-708. doi: 10.1111/joim.13439

Journal - Research Other

Cousins, K., Norris, P., Horsburgh, S., Smith, A., Keown, S., Samaranayaka, A., Marra, C., & Churchward, M. (2021). Impact of removing prescription charges on health outcomes: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 11, e049261. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-049261

Journal - Research Other

Lilley, R., McNoe, B., Davie, G., Horsburgh, S., Maclennan, B., & Driscoll, T. (2019). Identifying opportunities to prevent work-related fatal injury in New Zealand using 40 years of coronial records: Protocol for a retrospective case review study. Injury Epidemiology, 6(1), 16. doi: 10.1186/s40621-019-0193-z

Journal - Research Other

Gauld, R., & Horsburgh, S. (2015). Clinical governance: A key, but under-researched, health system foundation. Journal of Health Organization & Management, 29(4). doi: 10.1108/JHOM-03-2015-0056

Journal - Research Other

Wells, J. E., Cross, N. B., Savage, R. L., Parkin, L., Horsburgh, S., & Richardson, A. K. (2015). Renal replacement therapy associated with lithium nephrotoxicity in New Zealand. New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1425). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Other

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

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].

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Other

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