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APA 7th Edition Referencing Guide1

A Wintec Library guide to referencing in APA 7th edition style

District Health Board (DHB) resources - Client confidentiality 
If you are using forms, plans, etc., obtained from a DHB that could compromise client confidentiality (i.e. the client could be identified more easily if the DHB is known), the name of the DHB will need to remain anonymous. Therefore, use an X in place of the DHB's name.  If it is a generic document and a real client is not involved, meaning confidentiality is not an issue, then use the DHB's name in full, e.g. Waikato District Health Board.

Reference list entry

X District Health Board. (2012). Patient admissions [Form]. 

In-text citations

Page/paragraph numbers are optional for paraphrased information.

As noted by X District Health Board (2012) ... (p. 6).

... (X District Health Board, 2012, p. 6).


You can refer to any other types of facilities using a similar format. For example: X Facility.
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