|Data Elements for Emergency Department Systems - Release 1.0 (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1997, 274 p.)|
|SECTION 7 - ED MEDICATION DATA|
PART OF THE ED DISPOSITION DIAGNOSIS GROUP (8.23 - 8.26)*
*The ED Disposition Diagnosis Group includes data elements 8.23 - 8.26. A single iteration of this group is used to report each disposition diagnosis.
Practitioners description of condition or problem for which services were provided during patients ED visit, recorded at time of disposition.
These data are needed for continuity of care, and they are useful for quality-of-care monitoring, public health surveillance, and clinical, health services, and epidemiologic research.
A practitioners reported diagnosis is the basis for diagnostic coding and classification. In most instances, a clinical description will provide more detail than a diagnostic code and its associated rubric. Practitioners and other authorized data users may need to read unaltered text or search it electronically for words or phrases of interest.
Data Type (and Field Length)
ST - string data (400).
Yes; if more than one disposition diagnosis is made, this data element repeats with the ED Disposition Diagnosis Group.
Enter free-form text.
Acute pancreatitis probably due to gall bladder stones.
Closed head injury with coma due to fall from height.
Data Standards or Guidelines