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Our new report, The quest for health and social care: A case study in Canterbury, New Zealand, published today, illustrates how more integrated care can curb rising hospital admissions and lead to increased effectiveness – Canterbury's progress was recently singled out by the New Zealand Auditor General as an example of a high-performing health board.