Kuinileti Chang Wai

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PURPOSE Analysis of practice electronic medical records (EMRs) demonstrated widespread antihypertensive medication adherence problems in a Pacific-led general practice serving a predominantly Pacific (majority Samoan) caseload in suburban New Zealand. Adherence was quantified in terms of medication possession ratio (MPR, percent of days covered by(More)
BACKGROUND Quality indicators are an important part of the primary care landscape, but focus strongly on point-in-time measurements, such as a patient's last blood pressure (BP) measurement. There is a larger space of possible measurements, including ones that more explicitly consider management over an interval of time. OBJECTIVE To determine the(More)
AIM To explore influences on adherence to taking long-term medications among Samoan patients in an Auckland general practice. METHODS Twenty Samoan participants from an Auckland general practice were identified and interviewed about their views on adherence or non-adherence to taking blood pressure-lowering medications. One-to-one semi-structured(More)
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