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Table 2 Mandatory data fields collected in the hospital morbidity database

From: Exploring the differences in ICD and hospital morbidity data collection features across countries: an international survey

Country (by continent) Patient demographics Admission typea Discharge dispositionb Admission unit Physician informationc Diagnoses Diagnosis timingd
Africa
 Botswana  
 Mauritius  
 Nigeria  
 Tanzania  
America (North)
 Barbados
 Canada  
 Jamaica  
 USA
America (South)
 Chile   
 Guatemala    
 Paraguay    
 Uruguay     
Asia
 India       
 Indonesia
 Iran
 Saudi Arabia
 South Korea
 Thailand  
Europe
 Germany   
 Italy   
 Netherlands
 Spain  
 Sweden   
 UK
Oceania
 Australia
 New Zealand  
  1. aInformation about admission type (e.g., urgent, emergent, elective)
  2. bInformation about discharge disposition (e.g., to home, transfer to another hospital, to long-term care, etc.)
  3. cPhysician information (medical specialty of physician responsible for care)
  4. dDiagnosis timing (e.g., present on admission, developed after admission)