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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health

To be used in conjunction with PRIMHD Code Set Standard HISO 10023.3:2015


The purpose of this guide is to improve national consistency in the collection and use of PRIMHD activity type codes, also known as T codes, by mental health and addiction services, funders and planners, and the Ministry of Health PRIMHD national collections team. The guide is not a replacement for the HISO PRIMHD standards but is intended to support a consistent national approach so that the quality of the data reported to PRIMHD improves, thereby improving the utility of the national collection.

The intended audience of this guide includes: NGO and DHB service providers (clinicians, data analysts, administrators, DHB and regional coordinators for PRIMHD); portfolio managers, funders and planners; and Ministry of Health PRIMHD national collections and national workforce centres.

Specific case scenarios have been developed for all current activity codes detailed in the PRIMHD Code Set Standard HISO 10023.3:2015, with a specific focus on clarifying those that have demonstrated inconsistent interpretation.