IDI MOH Cancer Registration data

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IDI MOH Cancer Registration data


The Ministry of Health Cancer Registrations (MOH_CANCER_REG) data documents the content of the MOH_CANCER_REG table that the MOH provides to Stats NZ to use in the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI). The MOH_CANCER_REG dataset contains administrative data collected from 1995 to 2012 of a subset of fields from the NZ Cancer Registry, specifically detailing information on malignant cancer registrations for healthcare users in the population cohort. The NZ Cancer Registry (NZCR) is a population-based tumour registry with a primary function to collect and store cancer incidence data that can then be used for cancer incidence and survival studies, public health research, monitoring screening programmes, and policy formulation. See New Zealand Cancer Registry (NZCR) on the MOH website for more information, in particular, the technical details section for information on morphology coding changes. See Cancer: New registrations and deaths – series on the MOH website for information about the annual series of’ publications that report data from the NZCR.


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