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Data Dictionary

There are two general types of data dictionaries: a database management system data dictionary and an organization-wide data dictionary.  For this assignment, we are focusing on the organization-wide data dictionary.  In a data dictionary, individual data elements and definitions are defined to ensure consistency and accuracy. Assume you need to collect and analyze data on patients discharged and readmitted to hospital X within 90 days of discharge.  Develop the data dictionary for this study by completing the table below.  Your data dictionary must include a minimum of 15 discreet data elements. Include information you would need to identify:

  • the patient (Unique identifier)
  • the admission(s)
  • the reason for each admission (why the patient presented to the hospital emergency department)
  • the principal diagnosis which is defined as the condition of the patient made after studying the patient and their admission to the hospital.
  • the indicator for justified readmission or questionable readmission.

Guided response: Include at least 15 data elements and the rationale for each data element, using the format below and include:

  • A title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Include two scholarly references, excluding the textbook, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

 
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