These documents are the principal references for DHBs who submit data to the Ministry's Maternity Operational Data Store.
These documents describe the electronic file format used to send data to the Maternity Operational Data Store, including layout, error messages and business rules used to validate the data fields with the DHB Maternity records file.
Two specification documents are provided to cover the data collected:
- Version 4.2 - DHB Primary Maternity Services Data Collections (pdf, 1.62 MB) for data collected from and including 1st July 2012 to date
- Version 1.3 - Historic DHB Primary Maternity Service Data Collection (pdf, 1.35 MB) (word, 2.86 MB) for historic data collected from 1st January 2007 to 30 June 2012
The following XSD schema documents the set of rules to which the XML files must conform in order to be considered 'valid' for DHB Primary Maternity Data Collection:
The following is the service manual to assist DHBs in delivering DHB primary maternity data to the ministry.