Anaesthetic gases annual purchasing data
8 November 2021
Dear [name and contact details withheld]
Request for information
Thank you for your request dated 12 October 2021 under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA) for information relating to anaesthetic gases. You wrote:
I refer to your published data under an OIA request dated 16/7/2020, on anaesthetic gases.
I request an information update for the year to March 2021 please.
That is, dispensing of isoflurane, sevoflurane, and desflurane.
Bottles of subsidised anaesthetic gases purchased each financial year by District Health Boards (DHBs)
- This data is based on purchase claims submitted by DHBs. Pharmac cannot make any guarantee of the accuracy of the figures provided.
- We have re-exported the data for the financial years provided in our previous OIA response of 16 July 2020. We have also removed the published response from our website. This is because we identified missing data from the previous data released.
We trust that this information answers your queries. We are making our information more freely available, so we now publish selected OIA responses (excluding personal details) on our website. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about this.
Manager, Policy and Government Services
 Pharmac's financial year runs from 1 July to 30 June.