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New Zealand Atlas of Healthcare Variation


originally posted by WM Admin on 29 June 2012 and updated 19 December 2014

The New Zealand Atlas of Healthcare Variation is a tool from the Health Quality & Safety Commission for clinicians and users and providers of health services. It shows variation between the health care received by people in different geographical regions.

The purpose of the Atlas is to stimulate questions and debate about why there is variation. The debate may then lead to improvements in our health care services.

The Atlas displays information in easy-to-use maps, graphs and tables and is organised into ‘domains’, which cover specific clinical areas: asthma, demography, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, maternity, mental health, opoids, polypharmacy in older people, surgical procedures, trauma, Well Child/Tamariki Ora.

The Atlas is available at:

For more information on the Atlas, go to: