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Table 1 EMR fields that can be extracted or used as selection criteria by QTools.

From: The potential of electronic medical record systems to support quality improvement work and research in Norwegian general practice

Fields that QTools can extract
• Patient number • Patient name*
• Date of birth • Sex*
• Age* • Post code*
• Civil status • Height and weight
• Profession • Smoking, alcohol etc history
• Event date (contact, prescription etc) • Diagnosis (ICPC)*
• Drug name* • Drug code (ATC)*
• Laboratory test name* • Laboratory test result
• Blood pressure • Doctor*
Selection criteria
• All fields in the above list marked with a * can be used as selection criteria
• Event period (from... until...)  
Operators that can be used with selection criteria
• Intervals (eg. 10 – 40) • Greater than/less than (>, <)
• Comma-separated lists (eg. 12, 6, 89) • Wild cards (eg. R4*)
• Include/Exclude matches