Pharmaceutical data web tool

Published online: 
03 August 2020
Pharmaceutical data web tool.

The Pharmaceutical data web tool is a web-based tool that displays summary data about prescriptions and dispensings that were dispensed in the community and funded by the New Zealand Government. The data presented is sourced from the Ministry of Health’s Pharmaceutical Collection.

You can search the data and filter by year of dispensing, medicine (at chemical formulation, chemical, therapeutic group level and therapeutic group level 2), and DHB area where the prescription was filled. You can download the filtered results in .csv format.

A technical document is available to accompany the web tool. The document contains information about key data limitations and guidance on interpreting the data presented as clinical context, funding, practice and a number of other contextual properties can affect the trends you see.

The aggregate data presented in DataPharm is available for you to download as a zip package of .csv files.

We welcome your feedback on this tool. You can access the feedback form here:

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    03 August 2020
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2020. Pharmaceutical data web tool (data extracted from the Pharmaceutical Collection on 5 March 2020). 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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