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New Zealand National Minimum Dataset 2018


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2018 - 12/2018
Series or system 
New Zealand National Minimum Dataset
Data type
Administrative data:
  • Discharge
  • Inpatient

The National Minimum Dataset (NMDS) was implemented in 1993, and backloaded with data to 1988. It contains hospital discharge data for inpatients and day patients in New Zealand. Public hospitals have submitted data since 1993, while private hospital discharge information for publicly funded events has been collected since 1997. The NMDS contains clinical information including patients' diagnoses and procedures, details of their hospital visit such as length of stay, and demographic information including age, sex, and ethnicity.

In addition to data extracts from the NMDS, a variety of reports and datasets are available from the website of New Zealand's Ministry of Health.

Acute glomerulonephritis, Adult mortality, Alopecia, Antenatal care, Appendicitis, Asbestosis, Atrial fibrillation and flutter, COPD, Cardiomyopathies, Causes of death, Causes of morbidity, Child health care, Child mortality, Cirrhosis of the liver, Cleft lip and cleft palate, Congenital anomalies, Congenital heart anomalies, DRGs, Decubitus ulcer, Dermatitis, Diarrheal diseases, Digestive diseases, Drownings, Echinococcosis, Encephalitis, Endocarditis, Endocrine disorders, Endometriosis, Ethnicity, Falls, Female infertility, Fungal skin diseases, Gall bladder and bile duct disease, Gastritis and duodenitis, Genital prolapse, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Gynecological diseases, Gynecology, Health care services, Health care use, Heart failure, Hemorrhagic stroke, Hospitals, Hyperplasia of prostate, Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, ICD-10, Infant care, Infant mortality, Inguinal and femoral hernia, Injuries, Intentional injuries, Interpersonal violence, Interstitial lung diseases, Ischemic heart disease, Klinefelter syndrome, Leishmaniasis, Length of stay, Lower respiratory infections, Male infertility, Maternal care, Maternal hemorrhage, Maternal mortality, Maternal sepsis, Meningitis, Mortality, Neonatal conditions, Neurosurgery, Obstructed labor, Pancreatitis, Pediatrics, Peripheral vascular diseases, Pneumoconiosis, Poisonings, Postnatal care, Rehabilitation, Rheumatic heart disease, Road traffic injuries, Scabies, Skin diseases, Stroke, Suffocation, Surgical procedures, Syphilis, Thoracic surgery, Turner syndrome, Unintentional firearm injuries, Urinary diseases, Urolithiasis, Uterine fibroids, Vascular insufficiency of intestine, Viral skin diseases