David Moore

Managing Director

P: +64 4 915 7590

E: dmoore@srgexpert.com

David advises on complex strategy, public policy and commercial issues. He is internationally regarded for his work in pharmaceutical management and is expert in both market and non-market valuations. David has advised in a wide range of sectors, including primary industries, healthcare, advanced materials, food and beverage, and in media and digital. David has given expert testimony in New Zealand and Australia, and has consulted in Asia, Europe and the Pacific.

David is trained as an accountant and an economist. He holds a Masters of Commerce from Auckland University and a Diploma in Health Economics from Tromso University. He is a member of LEANZ (Law and Economics Association of NZ), a Chartered Accountant, and is a member of the Institute of Directors. In 2015, David was made an Honorary Member of the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners. He is also a State Services Commission appointed Performance Improvement Framework reviewer.

My publications

The Safe Surgery NZ Programme is the latest evolution of a long standing programme aimed at reducing perioperative harm. Reducing perioperative harm has been one of the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s quality improvement programmes since 2012. In 2015 the Programme changed its name from Reducing Perioperative Harm to Safe Surgery NZ. The Programme, originally ...

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This interim report, prepared for the Health Quality & Safety Commission, evaluates the Safe Surgery NZ programme to review the effectiveness or success of the Commission’s programme against its aims. In order to inform the future of the programme, it checks whether the programme provides value-for-money, realises its intended benefits, and whether it is a ...

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The Government has approved the Indicative Business Case for the rebuild of Dunedin Hospital. The business case, prepared by Sapere Research Group for the Ministry of Health, narrows down the options to two preferred ones; a new Dunedin Hospital to be built or on a new city site yet to be selected or on Southern ...

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Sapere was engaged by ACC on behalf of the three funders of SAATS (ACC, the Ministry of Health and New Zealand Police) to undertake a review of the current delivery and sustainability of SAATS. The review also considered the role and sustainability of the Doctors for Sexual Abuse Care (DSAC) organisation and a proposed new ...

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This is the third and final conclusion and recommendation paper in the independent review of the framework for Disability Information and Advisory Services (DIAS) and Needs Assessment and Service Coordination (NASC) for Disability Support Services (DSS) of the Ministry of Health (the Ministry). The purpose of the first paper was to highlight the current state ...

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We reviewed the Shellfish Production and Technology New Zealand (SPATnz) Primary Growth Partnership, a programme to selectively breed high value greenshell mussels. The purpose of the evaluation was to provide an independent assessment of how the programme is tracking towards its outcomes, within the current economic, environmental and industry context. ...

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David Moore, Tom Love, Rohan Boyle and Matt Poynton from Sapere Research Group were commissioned by Community Regions Technical Advisory Service to provide a process and outcomes evaluation of the 2012 Community Pharmacy Services Agreement (CPSA). The report examined whether the changes intended by the introduction of the CPSA eventuated; how variable such changes were; ...

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David Moore, Nives Matosin, Hazel Rook and Jens-Christian Weber from Sapere Research Group were engaged by Community Pharmacy Services Governance Group (New Zealand) to prepare a ‘think piece’ to identify if there are other logistics and supply-chain models which could be considered as inputs for developing options for addressing the pharmaceutical margins issue currently facing ...

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This business case for investing in a quality improvement programme to reduce harm caused by clinical deterioration (‘the deteriorating patient’), was prepared for the Health Quality & Safety Commission by David Moore and Matt Poynton. ...

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We were engaged by the Ministry of Social Development and Tuhoe to explore whether there were opportunities to decentralise any aspects of the government’s responsibility for providing welfare support as part of their Treaty settlement. The report provides an overview of what the full spectrum of decentralisation could hypothetically look like – if it was ...

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A significant piece of work was concluded in 2013 which focussed on measurement and evaluation across the New Zealand medication safety programme, with an emphasis on the electronic medicines management (eMM) initiatives, a partnership between the New Zealand Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission) and the National Health IT Board. The project was independently ...

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The three boards of Tairawhiti District Health (as the funder of Ng?ti Porou Hauora services), Ngati Porou Hauora (NPH, as the provider of health services) and TRONPnui (as the parent company for NPH) commissioned the review with the view to identify options for sustainable models of care that meet the unique needs of communities on ...

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Sapere was asked to evaluate two pilot ambulance projects being trialled by St John and Wellington Free Ambulance in the Horowhenua and Kapiti.  The Urgent Community Care service involved highly skilled paramedics attending emergency incidents with the intention of treating patients at the scene and supporting the patient into community-based care. ...

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David Moore, CEO at Sapere was one of two advisors engaged by the New Transport Agency (NZTA) to review the agency’s Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) conducted in 2010. The follow-up review summarises the 2010 PIF review at a high level, makes detailed comment on the identified seven areas for follow up and comments on the ...

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An independent review of the biosecurity settings and border processes in place prior to the entry of the kiwifruit-killing bacteria, Psa-V, into New Zealand. ...

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Sapere Research Group and Buddle Findlay were asked by the Department of Building & Housing to review the implications the current liability rule (as it relates to negligent acts) in the building and construction sector. Sapere’s role was to assess the economic arguments for alternative rules in terms of their effect on incentives, efficiency and ...

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This cost benefit analysis seeks to understand the costs and benefits of requiring drinking water supplies serving different sized populations to meet all or part of the New Zealand drinking water Standards 2005, revised 2008. ...

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Develop a financial model that demonstrates the financial costs and benefits to general practitioners of using practice nurses. This study uses the results of a literature review and data from nine NZ primary care practices, including GP and nurse diaries recording details of more than 2,000 consultations, to develop a model estimating the financial impact ...

Sapere research group (LECG Asia Pacific) was asked to identify the contribution that the human therapeutics discovery industry (the industry) brings to New Zealand. FRST and NZTE asked us to calculate the industry contribution to GDP and employment. We were asked to consider better ways for the agencies involved to invest for the benefit of ...

Between May 2008 and January 2009, the Ministry of Health Elective Services programme funded 14 diagnostic pilots at 10 District Health Boards around New Zealand. The Ministry of Health published a document that briefly summarises each of the pilots, ‘A summary of the Improving Patient Pathways – Diagnostic Pilots.’ Sapere Research Group (LECG Asia Pacific) ...

As part of a cross-agency approach to reducing pressure injuries, the Health Quality & Safety Commission engaged Sapere to undertake two components of work: Describe the current range of approaches to measure and report on pressure injuries in New Zealand; and Support the development of a methodology to assess point prevalence of PIs, which can ...

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David Moore and Jeff Loan were asked by St John to evaluate a pilot initiative to resolve low acuity 111 calls over the telephone. Our two year project concluded that St John’s Clinical Hub delivered material benefits and there was a compelling case for extending the concept across the country. ...

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David Moore and Gary Blick were asked by the Health Quality & Safety Commission to evaluate the implementation and impacts of two service quality improvement programmes in public hospitals in New Zealand. They partnered with two experts from Nottingham with experience of the Productive Ward and the Productive Operating Theatre within the NHS. The evaluation ...

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Sapere was commissioned by the Ministry of Health to undertake an independent review of the system of third party accreditation of Designated Auditing Agencies of aged residential care providers who are subject to the certification requirements of the Health and Disability Services (Safety) Act 2001. The purpose of the review was to assess the effectiveness ...

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Carers New Zealand and the NZ Carers Alliance commissioned this discussion paper relating to payment of family carers for the support they provide, including Funded Family Care (FFC) and other payments and policies, to a family member requiring assistance due to an injury, disability, chronic condition or illness, or in old age. This issue is ...

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We estimated the benefits and costs of water fluoridation, in the New Zealand setting, for the Ministry of Health. This analysis was a large, complex assignment taking into account and integrating a large body of epidemiological evidence confirming the significant benefits of water fluoridation. We estimate the net savings from water fluoridation to be $1,401 ...

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We estimated the benefits and costs of water fluoridation, in the New Zealand setting, for the Ministry of Health. Our original analysis was a large, complex assignment taking into account and integrating a large body of epidemiological evidence confirming the significant benefits of water fluoridation. The purpose of this new report is to provide a ...

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Sapere was commissioned by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment to evaluate the New Zealand Screen Production Grant (NZSPG) for domestic and international productions. We assessed the economic and cultural impacts of the NZSPG, and its role in the development of the industry. Our report covers two categories of benefits: Direct benefits are those ...

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The Partnerships Fund for International Development (the Partnerships Fund) is a contestable fund administered by the New Zealand Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). The Fund helps New Zealand charitable and other not-for-profit, private, and state sector organisations deliver responses to development challenges in developing countries. A core feature of the Partnerships Fund is ...

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The Data Futures Partnership Working Group commissioned Sapere to review issues and questions raised by the sharing of personal health data in general, and in particular the factors that influence people’s acceptance and approval of sharing the data – i.e. social licence issues. A common issue raised within the literature is the individual and societal ...

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Sapere Research Group was contracted by the Ministry of Health to determine the costs of the waterborne disease outbreak in Havelock North, the largest outbreak of its kind in New Zealand. The contamination was discovered on 12th August 2016 and the primary impacts lasted for approximately four weeks, though there was a relatively long ‘tail’ ...

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