Table 1

B-SAFER dictionary for matching chief complaints to body systems

Respiratory

Gastro-intestinal

Neurologic

Skin

Lympatic

UDI (undifferentiated infection)


Breath

Bronchiolitis

Chest congestion

Chest pain

Cold Congested

Congestion

Cough

Croup

Flu

Headache

Laryngitis

Pneumonia

Respiratory

Sinus

Stuffy nose

Throat

Abdominal Pain

Abdomen/back pain

Abdomen pain

Abdominal cramps

Abdominal pain

Blood in stool

Diarrhoea

Food poisoning

Hepatitis

Jaundice

Stomach pain

Vomit

Nausea

Non responsive

Altered mental status

Anxious

Confusion

Difficulty Talking

Difficulty thinking

Difficulty Walking

Disoriented

Drowsy

Facial droop

Facial weakness

Hyper

Loss of consciousness

Mental

Nervous

Numbness

Paralysis

Seizure

Slurred speech

Sores

Stroke

Swallowing

Syncope

Thinking slow

Tingling

Trouble talking

Trouble thinking

Trouble walking

Unresponsive Weak

Abscess

Abnormal Skin

Blisters

Bug Bites

Cellulitis

Chicken pox

Dermatitis

Insect bite

Itching

Pox Rash

Skin redness

Skin swelling

Tick bite

Arm pit

Glands

Lumps

Lumps in neck

Neck

Nodes

Red streaks

Skin streaks

Weak

Achy

Body aches

Body sores

Fatigue

Fever

Fussy

Infection

Tired


Brillman et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2005 5:4   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-5-4

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