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Revealed: Hundreds declined specialist care for painful skin conditions

1 November 2018 Nicholas Jones - New Zealand Herald

Half of South Auckland children sent for specialist care for serious skin conditions are declined an appointment, a Herald investigation has found.

The picture is similar at some other district health boards (DHBs), as the public system struggles with specialist-to-population ratios called “third world” by the NZ Dermatological Society.

Health Minister David Clark has now asked for advice on the problem.

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