The NZ Mortality Review Data Group—Te Rōpū Kohi Pitopito Mōhiotanga mō te Taka Mate—was established in 2003 to support the national Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC). We now also support the Perinatal and Maternal Mortality (established 2006) and Perioperative Mortality (since 2016) Review Committees. We have a contract with the Health Quality & Safety Commission to receive and store data, manage a database, develop and maintain secure websites for data entry, and provide data and research support for the above committees. We are also heavily involved in the CYMRC research programme. Having been involved from the inception of the first still-existing national mortality review committee in 2002, we have a wealth of experience and expertise in this area.

The group receives information from a variety of sources, such as health, coronial, transport, water safety, and child protection data, as well as data gained from the process of local review of each death, which is stored in a comprehensive database. This is a valuable resource that is being used increasingly to research areas of interest and importance.

Our expertise are in mortality research, the process of mortality review, and the development of IT systems to support the above. Our team is made up of data and IT experts, research analysts, and a clinical epidemiologist.

Additional reports:

To view other reports we have been involved with, please see the following websites:

CYMRC in depth topics: https://www.hqsc.govt.nz/our-programmes/mrc/cymrc/publications-and-resources/
PMMRC annual reports: https://www.hqsc.govt.nz/our-programmes/mrc/pmmrc/publications-and-resources/
POMRC annual reports: https://www.hqsc.govt.nz/our-programmes/mrc/pomrc/publications-and-resources/

Collections in Mortality Review Data Group (MRDG)

Recent Deposits

  • CYMRC 6th data report (2004-2009) 

    McDonald, GK; Healey, MD; Hii, J; Szymanska, KE; Anderson, AJ
  • CYMRC 7th data report (2006-2010) 

    McDonald, GK; Healey, MD; Hii, J; Szymanska, KE; Anderson, AJ
  • CYMRC 8th data Report (2007-2011) 

    McDonald, GK; Healey, MD; Hii, J; Szymanska, KE; Anderson, AJ
  • CYMRC 9th data report (2008-2012) 

    McDonald, GK; Healey, MD; Hii, J; Szymanska, KE; Anderson, AJ
    This is the 9th Data Report released by the CYMRC (the Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee). It predominantly reports on data from 2008 to 2012, with some tables and figures for 2002-2012, and some for the time period ...
  • CYMRC 10th data report (2009-2013) 

    McDonald, GK; Healey, MD; Hii, J; Szymanska, KE; Anderson, AJ
    This is the 10th Data Report released by the CYMRC (the Child & Youth Mortality Review Committee). It predominantly reports on data from 2009 to 2013, with some tables and figures for 2002-2013. These data are from the ...
  • CYMRC 11th data report (2010-2014) 

    McDonald, Gabrielle; Healey, Matthew; Szymanska, Kasia; Davison, Julian; Anderson, A; Hii, Joseph; Wolfe, Nick
    This is the 11th Data Report released by the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (the CYMRC). It predominantly reports on data from 2010 to 2014, with some tables and figures for 2002-2014, and some for 1980-2014. ...
  • CYMRC 12th data report (2011-2015) 

    McDonald, GK; Healey, MD; Hii, J; Szymanska, KE; Davison, JA; Wolfe, N; Chalmers, SH
    This is the 12th data report released for the Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (the CYMRC). It predominantly reports on data from 2011 to 2015, with some tables and figures for 2002–15, and some for 1980–2015. ...

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