Re: Official Information Request for chemotherapy, funding of chemotherapy drugs, and Herceptin treatment in breast cancer patients
I refer to your Official Information Act request of 1 November 2018 to the Auckland DHB and As part of the Regional Cancer & Blood Services at Auckland DHB, the transfer from Waitemata DHB on 1 November 2018 and the Counties Manukau DHB 5 November 2018, for the following information:
1. how many rounds of chemotherapy a patient is entitled to under the DHB (NB: If this differs between cancers please outline this - otherwise I am specifically asking about breast cancer patients)
2. what chemotherapy drugs the DHB is funded for, broken down by drug and length of treatment a patient is entitled to
In addition, Waitemata DHB (5 November 2018) and Counties Manukau DHB ( 5 November 2018) transferred the third part of your OIA request to Auckland DHB and we have responded accordingly.
3. *the number of herceptin treatments in breast cancer patients under the DHB each year, from January 1 2008 - to Nov 1 2018
The information you have requested is enclosed below.