This standard sets out the minimum data needed to classify and describe clinical activity undertaken for patients by allied health services in New Zealand. The standard provides a meaningful data set to reflect the allied health services and key workflow decisions that influence the patient's journey.
The standard is designed to ensure allied health services received by patients are identified, classified and recorded in a common way, enabling the generation of knowledge applicable to service development, national benchmarking and comparative service analytics. The standard supports more consistent and detailed inter-district data sharing that can be used for allied health service delivery and workforce planning.
Please note: This standard is issued with an Interim Status. The standard is to be evaluated in approximately one year upon the completion of a pilot trial in at least one DHB.