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Publications from the Centre for Health Systems and Technology

Collaborative papers by CHeST leads and associate investigators



  • Devan H, Farmery D, Peebles L, Grainger R (2019). Evaluation of Self-Management Support Functions in Apps for People with Persistent Pain: Systematic Review. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 7(2):e13080.
  • Devan H, Godfrey H, Perry MA, Hempel D, Saipe B, Hale L, Grainger R. (2019). Current practices of healthcare providers in recommending online resources for chronic pain self-management. Journal of Pain Research.
  • Devan H, Perry MA, van Hattem A, Thurlow G, Shepherd S, Muchemwa C, Grainger R. Do pain management websites foster self-management support for people with persistent pain? A scoping review. Patient Education and Counseling. 2019;
  • Gagan Gurung, Sarah Derrett, Philip C. Hill & Robin Gauld (2019) The role of social audit as a social accountability mechanism for strengthening governance and service delivery in the primary health care setting of Nepal: a qualitative study, Critical Public Health,
  • Gauld, R., Atmore, C., Baxter, J., Crampton, P., & Stokes, T. (2019). The ‘elephants in the room’ for New Zealand's health system in its 80th anniversary year: general practice charges and ownership models. The New Zealand Medical Journal (Online), 132(1489), 8-14.
  • Sreedhar, S., Richard, L., & Stokes, T. (2019). Multimorbidity and multiple social disadvantage in a New Zealand high-needs free primary healthcare clinic population: a cross-sectional study. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 132(1490), 42-51.


  • Stokes T, Tumilty E, Doolan-Noble F, Gauld R. Health Pathways implementation in a New Zealand health region: a qualitative study using the Consolidated Framework for Implementation Research. BMJ Open 2018 in press.
  • Stokes, T., Azam, M., & Noble, F. D. (2018). Multimorbidity in Māori and Pacific patients: cross-sectional study in a Dunedin general practice. Journal of Primary Health Care, 10(1), 39-43.
  • Littlejohns, P., Kieslich, K., Weale, A., Tumilty, E., Richardson, G., Stokes, T., Gauld, R., & Scuffham, P. (2018). Creating sustainable health care systems: Agreeing social (societal) priorities through public participation. Journal of Health Organization & Management. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1108/JHOM-02-2018-0065
  • Doolan-Noble, F., Barson, S., Lyndon, M., Cullinane, F., Gray, J., Stokes, T., & Gauld, R. (2018). Establishing gold standards for System-Level Measures: a modified Delphi consensus process. International Journal for Quality in Health Care.
  • Barson, S., Gauld, R., Gray, J., Henriks, G., Krause, C., Lachman, P., ... & Villa, L. (2018). What initiatives do healthcare leaders agree are needed for healthcare system improvement? Results of a modified-Delphi study. Journal of Health Organization and Management.
  • Rees, G. H., Crampton, P., Gauld, R., & MacDonell, S. (2018). New Zealand’s health workforce planning should embrace complexity and uncertainty. The New Zealand medical journal, 131(1477), 109-115.
  • Rees, G. H., Crampton, P., Gauld, R., & MacDonell, S. (2018). The promise of complementarity: Using the methods of foresight for health workforce planning. Health Services Management Research, 31(2), 97-105.
  • Rees, G. H., Crampton, P., Gauld, R., & MacDonell, S. (2018). Rethinking health workforce planning: Capturing health system social and power interactions through actor analysis. Futures, 99, 16-27.
  • Rees, G. H., Crampton, P., Gauld, R., & MacDonell, S. (2018). New Zealand’s health workforce planning should embrace complexity and uncertainty. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1477), 109-115.
  • Chester, A. N., Penno, E. C., & Gauld, R. D. (2018). A media content analysis of New Zealand’s district health board Population-Based Funding Formula. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1480), 38-49.
  • Gurung, G., Derrett, S., Hill, P. C., & Gauld, R. (2018). Nepal’s Health Facility Operation and Management Committees: exploring community participation and influence in the Dang district’s primary care clinics. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 1-11.
  • Gurung, G., Gauld, R., Hill, P. C., & Derrett, S. (2018). Citizen's Charter in a primary health‐care setting of Nepal: An accountability tool or a “mere wall poster”?. Health Expectations, 21(1), 149-158.
  • Wilson, S. J., Davie, G., Harcombe, H., Wyeth, E. H., Cameron, I. D., & Derrett, S. (2018). Impact of further injury on participation in work and activities among those previously injured: results from a New Zealand prospective cohort study. Quality of Life Research, 27(12), 3167-3178.
  • Harcombe, H., Davie, G., Wyeth, E., Samaranayaka, A., & Derrett, S. (2018). Injury upon injury: a prospective cohort study examining subsequent injury claims in the 24 months following a substantial injury. Injury Prevention, 24(6), 437-444.
  • Harcombe, H., Aldabe, D., Davie, G., Wyeth, E., & Derrett, S. (2018). Concordance between sentinel and subsequent injuries: a prospective study of injured New Zealanders. Injury.
  • Samaranayaka S., Walker RJ., Samaranayaka A., Derrett S., & Schollum JW (2018). Medication Exposure and Health Outcomes in Older Patients with End-Stage Kidney Disease: A Prospective Study Undertaken in New Zealand. Drugs & Aging, 35(11), 1005-15. doi: 10.1007/s40266-018-0582-y
  • Wyeth, E. H., Maclennan, B., Lambert, M., Davie, G., Lilley, R., & Derrett, S. (2018). Predictors of work participation for Māori 3 months after injury. Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health, 73(2), 79-89.
  • Wyeth, E. H., Samaranayaka, A., Lambert, M., Tapsell, M., Anselm, D., Ellison, P., ... & Derrett, S. (2018). Understanding longer-term disability outcomes for Māori and non-Māori after hospitalisation for injury: results from a longitudinal cohort study. Public Health.
  • Windner, Z., Crengle, S., Samaranayaka, A., & Derrett, S. (2018). New Zealanders' experiences and pathways to a diagnosis of bowel cancer: a cross-sectional descriptive study of a younger cohort. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1483), 30-39.
  • Bourke, J. A., Nunnerley, J. L., Sullivan, M., & Derrett, S. (2018). Relationships and the transition from spinal units to community for people with a first spinal cord injury: A New Zealand qualitative study. Disability and Health Journal.
  • Richardson, A., McNoe, B., Derrett, S., & Harcombe, H. (2018). Interventions to prevent and reduce the impact of musculoskeletal injuries among nurses: A systematic review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 82, 58-67.
  • Davie, G., Samaranayaka, A., & Derrett, S. (2018). The role of pre-existing comorbidity on the rate of recovery following injury: A longitudinal cohort study. PloS One, 13(2), e0193019.
  • Chin, M. H., King, P. T., Jones, R. G., Jones, B., Ameratunga, S. N., Muramatsu, N., & Derrett, S. (2018). Lessons for achieving health equity comparing Aotearoa/New Zealand and the United States. Health Policy. doi.10.1016/j.healthpol.2018.05.001


  • Stokes, T., Tumilty, E., Doolan-Noble, F., & Gauld, R. (2017). Multimorbidity, clinical decision making and health care delivery in New Zealand Primary care: a qualitative study. BMC Family Practice, 18(1), 51.
  • Derrett, S., Gunter, K. E., Samaranayaka, A., Singer, S. J., Nocon, R. S., Quinn, M. T., ... & Chin, M. H. (2017). Development and Testing of the Provider and Staff Perceptions of Integrated Care (PSPIC) Survey. Medical Care Research and Review, 1077558717745936.
  • Derrett, S., Samaranayaka, A., Schollum, J. B., McNoe, B., Marshall, M. R., Williams, S., ... & Walker, R. J. (2017). Predictors of Health Deterioration Among Older Adults After 12 Months of Dialysis Therapy: A Longitudinal Cohort Study From New Zealand. American Journal of Kidney Diseases, 70(6), 798-806.
  • Derrett, S., Harcombe, H., Wyeth, E., Davie, G., Samaranayaka, A., Hansen, P., ... & Sullivan, T. (2017). Subsequent Injury Study (SInS): Improving outcomes for injured New Zealanders. Injury Prevention, 23(6), 429-429.
  • Lilley, R., Davie, G., & Derrett, S. (2017). Are the early predictors of long-term work absence following injury time dependent? Results from the Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study. BMJ Open, 7(11), e017390.
  • Penno, E., & Gauld, R. (2017). Change, connectivity, and challenge: exploring the role of health technology in shaping health care for aging populations in Asia Pacific. Health Systems & Reform, 3(3), 224-235.
  • Penno, E., & Gauld, R. (2017). The role, costs and value for money of external consultancies in the health sector: A study of New Zealand’s District Health Boards. Health Policy, 121(4), 458-467.
  • Rees, G. H., & Gauld, R. (2017). Can lean contribute to work intensification in healthcare?. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 31(3), 369-384.
  • Rees, G. H., & MacDonell, S. (2017). Data gathering for actor analyses: A research note on the collection and aggregation of individual respondent data for MACTOR. Future Studies Research Journal: Trends and Strategies, 9(1), 115-137.
  • Gauld R., Horsburgh S, Flynn M., Carey D., & Crowley P. (2017). ‘Does a national approach to clinical governance development make a difference? Findings from Ireland and New Zealand’. Journal of Health Organisation and Management, 31(7/8), 682-94. doi:10.1108/JHOM-04-2017-0069
  • Barson, S., Doolan-Noble, F., Gray, J., & Gauld, R. (2017). Healthcare leaders’ views on successful quality improvement initiatives and context. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 31(1), 54-63.
  • Gurung, G., Derrett, S., Gauld, R., & Hill, P. C. (2017). Why service users do not complain or have ‘voice’: a mixed-methods study from Nepal’s rural primary health care system. BMC Health Services Research, 17(1), 81.
  • Sligo, J., Gauld, R., Roberts, V., & Villa, L. (2017). A literature review for large-scale health information system project planning, implementation and evaluation. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 97, 86-97.
  • Sligo, J. L., McAnally, H. M., Tansley, J. E., Baxter, J. M., Bolton, A. E., Skillander, K. M., & Hancox, R. J. (2017). The dynamic, complex and diverse living and care arrangements of young New Zealanders: implications for policy. Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, 12(1), 41-55.
  • Wyeth, E. H., Samaranayaka, A., Davie, G., & Derrett, S. (2017). Prevalence and predictors of disability for Māori 24 months after injury. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 41(3), 262-268.
  • Page, M. J., Wyeth, E. H., Samaranayaka, A., McNoe, B., Walker, R. C., Schollum, J., ... & Derrett, S. (2017). Accuracy of ethnicity data recorded in hospital-based patient clinical records and the Australia and New Zealand Dialysis and Transplant Registry. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 130(1454), 65-71.


  • Harcombe, H., Samaranayaka, A., & Derrett, S. (2016). Predictors of reduced frequency of physical activity 3 months after injury: findings from the Prospective Outcomes of Injury Study. Physical Therapy, 96(12), 1885-1895.
  • Harcombe, H., Davie, G., Derrett, S., Abbott, H., & Gwynne-Jones, D. (2016). Equity of publicly-funded hip and knee joint replacement surgery in New Zealand: results from a national observational study. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 129, 8-18.
  • Gurung, G., Derrett, S., Hill, P. C., & Gauld, R. (2016). Governance challenges in the Nepalese primary health care system: time to focus on greater community engagement?. The International Journal of Health Planning and Management, 31(2), 167-174.
  • Doolan-Noble, F., Lyndon, M., Hill, A., Gray, J., & Gauld, R. (2016). Developing and implementing a framework for system level measures: lessons from New Zealand. Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management, 11(2), 18.
  • 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


  • Harcombe, H., Langley, J., Davie, G., & Derrett, S. (2015). Functional status following injury: What recovery pathways do people follow?. Injury, 46(7), 1275-1280.
  • Gauld, R., & Horsburgh, S. (2015). 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.
  • 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(1), 75.
  • Gauld, R., & Horsburgh, S. (2015). Clinical governance: a key, but under-researched, health system foundation. Journal of Health Organization and Management, 29(4).
  • Gauld, R., & Horsburgh, S. (2015). 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.
  • Gauld, R., & Horsburgh, S. (2015). Clinical governance: an assessment of New Zealand’s approach and performance. Clinical Governance: An International Journal, 20(1), 2-12.
  • 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.
  • Doolan-Noble, F., Gauld, R., & Waters, D. L. (2015). Are nurses more likely to report providing care plans for chronic disease patients than doctors? Findings from a New Zealand study. Chronic illness, 11(3), 210-217.
  • Doolan-Noble, F., Lyndon, M., Hau, S., Hill, A., Gray, J., & Gauld, R. (2015). How well does your healthcare system perform? Tracking progress towards the triple aim using system level measures. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 128(1415), 44-50.
  • Doolan-Noble, F., Gauld, R., Waters, D. L., & de la Barra, S. L. (2015). New Zealand health professional and patient perceptions of chronic illness care. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare, 3(1), 4-10.

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