Table 1

Variables of Patients Collected in both XML-Tag and HL7 Segments/Fields from Emergency Departments of the 189 Emergency-Care Designated Hospitals*

Field Variables

XML Tag

HL7


Gender of Patients

Sex

PID.8

Age of Patients Calculated from Date of Birth

Birthday

PID.7.2

Address ZIP Codes of Patients

ZipCode

PID.11.5

Hospital identification number

Hospital

PV1.3.4

Admission Date/Time of Patients

AdmitTime

PV1.44

Major ICD-9-CM of ED Patients

ICD9_1

DG1.3

Second ICD-9-CM of ED Patients

ICD9_2

DG1.3

Third ICD-9-CM of ED Patients

ICD9_3

DG1.3

Fourth ICD-9-CM of ED Patients

ICD9_4

DG1.3

Chief complaints of ED patients

Subject

DG1.4

Major diagnostic category of ED Patients

Access Category

DG1.7

Body temperature (°C) of ED Patients

Temperature

OBX


*Only variables of patients' medical information are presented. All the data of ED patients were de-identified before sending them to the Taiwan-CDC.

Wu et al. BMC Public Health 2008 8:18   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-8-18

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