DISEASE OUTBREAK NOTIFICATION

Format/Length:max an20
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
DISEASE OUTBREAK NOTIFICATION is the same as attribute PERSON OBSERVATION TEXT STRING.

DISEASE OUTBREAK NOTIFICATION is used in the CDS V6-2-1 Type 011 - Emergency Care Commissioning Data Set / CDS V6-2-2 Type 011 - Emergency Care Commissioning Data Set to support collection of nationally-notifiable data relating to outbreaks of disease which are identified in Emergency Care Departments. Where a SNOMED CT CODE is available, the DISEASE OUTBREAK NOTIFICATION field should contain this.  If a SNOMED CT CODE is NOT available, then it is permissible to submit free-text detail of the disease.

DISEASE OUTBREAK NOTIFICATION is collected for a specified purpose at national level only and will not be available from the Secondary Uses Service for use by unauthorised Organisations or individuals. 
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