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Data Elements

The heart of the registry is the data element; a basic unit of information collected about anything of interest—for example, a pharmaceutical name or the city in which a patient lives. The data in the registry is not the drug name itself or the actual city name, but rather the metadata about how information is collected. Metadata is often defined as "data about data", a definition which is technically correct, but does not convey the richness of data information which must be recorded. In order to use a piece of data, one must know specific things precisely placing the data item in terms of meaning, quality, context, chronology, and source. The specific things—metadata—are expressed in the form of attributes.

The content of the attributes for each data element is found at the most specific level of the registry on the Data Element Details page. Not all attributes may be collected by each organization for each data element, although there is a subset, which is generally considered best practice and, for standards purposes, is required. Data elements within the Registry are documented within a standard format, using the ISO/IEC international standard 11179, "Information technology — Metadata Registries — Part 3, Registry Metamodel and basic attributes." According to the registry metamodel standard, a data element is essentially a unit of data for which the definition, identification, representation, and permissible values are specified by means of a set of attributes.


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Provider ID AHRQ Final Common Format
PSO OID AHRQ Final Common Format
Event ID AHRQ Final Common Format
Initial report date AHRQ Final Common Format
Report type AHRQ Final Common Format
Event discovery date/time (date) AHRQ Final Common Format
Event discovery date/time (time) AHRQ Final Common Format
Description of event or unsafe condition AHRQ Final Common Format
Description of location of event or unsafe condition AHRQ Final Common Format
Category(s) associated with event or unsafe condition AHRQ Final Common Format
Patient name AHRQ Final Common Format
Patient date of birth AHRQ Final Common Format
Patient medical record number AHRQ Final Common Format
Patient gender AHRQ Final Common Format
Neonate name AHRQ Final Common Format
Neonate date of birth AHRQ Final Common Format
Neonate medical record number AHRQ Final Common Format
Neonate gender AHRQ Final Common Format
Identity of reporter AHRQ Final Common Format
Reporter's name AHRQ Final Common Format
Telephone number AHRQ Final Common Format
Email address AHRQ Final Common Format
Reporter's job AHRQ Final Common Format
Patient age AHRQ Final Common Format
Hispanic or Latino descent AHRQ Final Common Format
Patient race AHRQ Final Common Format
Principal diagnosis code at discharge AHRQ Final Common Format
Rescue intervention attempted AHRQ Final Common Format
Documented type of rescue intervention(s) AHRQ Final Common Format
Extent of harm AHRQ Final Common Format
Anticipated harm duration AHRQ Final Common Format
Timing of harm assessment AHRQ Final Common Format
Increased length of stay AHRQ Final Common Format
Family or guardian notified AHRQ Final Common Format
Summary report date AHRQ Final Common Format
Location (area of occurrence) of event or unsafe condition AHRQ Final Common Format
Reporter type AHRQ Final Common Format
Type of healthcare professional reporter AHRQ Final Common Format
Description of additional details of event or unsafe condition after HERF AHRQ Final Common Format
Near miss prevention action AHRQ Final Common Format
Event associated with handover AHRQ Final Common Format
Known contributing factors for event AHRQ Final Common Format
Contributing factor(s) for event AHRQ Final Common Format
NQF serious reportable event AHRQ Final Common Format
Type of NQF serious reportable event AHRQ Final Common Format
Incident preventability AHRQ Final Common Format
Linked event ID AHRQ Final Common Format
Reason for linking AHRQ Final Common Format
Type of blood product AHRQ Final Common Format
ISBT code AHRQ Final Common Format
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