HISO 10023.2:2017 PRIMHD Data Set Standard

Published online: 
29 August 2017
PRIMHD Data Set Standard

The PRIMHD Standard comprises the following three documents.

These documents should be read together. Their separation is solely to simplify the structure of the standard for ease of use. The standards are designed to promote interoperability of information systems within the health and disability sector.

PRIMHD Data Set Standard

This document defines the data to be provided in the national integrated mental health and addiction data set (PRIMHD). The PRIMHD (Programme for the Integration of Mental Health Data) data set represents the entire set of data elements that will be collected and stored.

This document also defines the elements of the data set in detail, providing an overview of each grouping of data elements (eg, name elements), as well as:

  • a definition of each individual data element
  • attributes of each element, such as the maximum length of the field, the type of data it holds, the data domain (free text, code table, etc) and layout
  • information about the source of the defined element attributes
  • information such as guides for use, rules for verifying data in the element and comment about methods of collection of the data, where appropriate.

This document does not provide a technical specification for creating these data elements in a database system, table structures, key fields and relationships between data elements. It does not provide a full and comprehensive list of all fields required to represent the data according to the definitions provided; in other words, other fields may be necessary to ensure the data is properly validated and presented.

More information

Please see the PRIMHD section for the latest file specification and requirements.

If you have any queries please contact the appropriate person at PRIMHD contacts.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    29 August 2017
  • ISBN:
    978-1-98-850288-5 (online)
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. HISO 10023.2:2017 PRIMHD Data Set Standard. 2017. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:
    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.
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