DISEASE OUTBREAK NOTIFICATION

Format / Length

max an20

Description

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

DISEASE OUTBREAK NOTIFICATION is used in:

to support the 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.