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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
America (North)
America (South)
 Saudi Arabia
 South Korea
 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)