This guide describes the sources of mental health and addiction information available in the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) as at August 2019. It is intended as a guide for IDI users who are planning to use mental health and addiction data. The guide provides an overview of each data source and lists some key limitations. The main focus is on administrative data sources with a particular focus on the key mental health or addiction data sources (PRIMHD, publicly funded hospital discharges, and Pharmaceutical Collection). Survey sources that contain mental health and addiction data are described briefly but are not the focus of this document.
Citation: Gibb, S., Cunningham, R., Telfer, K. (2019). User guide to mental health and addiction data in the IDI. University of Otago Wellington. Available from http://www.vhin.co.nz.
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