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Development a minimum data set of the information management system for burns

(2015) Development a minimum data set of the information management system for burns. Burns.

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Background Burns are the most common and destructive injuries in across of the world and especially in developing countries. Nevertheless, a standard tool for collecting the data of burn injury has not been developed yet. The purpose of this study was to develop a minimum data set (MDS) of the information management system for burns in Iran. Materials and methods This descriptive and cross-sectional study was performed in 2014. Data were collected from hospitals affiliated with Hormozgan and Iran University of Medical Sciences and medical documents centers, emergency centers and legal medicine centers located in Bandar Abbas city, in addition to internet access and library. Investigated documents were burn injury records in 2013, and documents that retrieved from the internet, and printed materials. Records were selected randomly based on T20-T29 categories from ICD-10. Data were collected using a checklist. In order to make a consensus about the data elements the decision Delphi technique was applied using a questionnaire. The content validity and reliability of questionnaire were assessed by expert's opinions and test-retest method, respectively. Results An MDS of burns was developed. This MDS divided into two categories: administrative and clinical with six and 17 section and 161 and 311 data elements respectively. Conclusions This study showed that comprehensive and uniform data elements about burns do not exist in Iran. Therefore a MDS was developed for burns in Iran. Development of an MDS will result in standardization and effective management of the data through providing uniform and comprehensive data elements for burns. Thus, comparability of the extracted information from different analyses and researches will be possible in various levels. In addition, establishment of policies and prevention and control of burns will be possible, which results in the improvement of the quality of care and containment of costs. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd and ISBI. All rights reserved.

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Keywords: adult; Article; blood; burn; content validity; controlled study; cross-sectional study; Delphi study; descriptive research; emergency health service; female; follow up; human; Iran; major clinical study; male; medical information system; middle aged; patient education; patient transport; process development; reliability; sample size; developing country; emergency medicine; forensic medicine; general practice; information processing; medical information system; plastic surgery; questionnaire; reproducibility, Burns; Cross-Sectional Studies; Datasets as Topic; Delphi Technique; Developing Countries; Emergency Medicine; Female; Forensic Medicine; General Practice; Health Information Management; Health Information Systems; Humans; Iran; Male; Reproducibility of Results; Surgery, Plastic; Surveys and Questionnaires
Subjects: History of Medicine. Medical Miscellany > WZ 305-350 Miscellany Relating to Medicine
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Paramedical > Department of Health Information Technology
Depositing User: مهندس هدی فهیم پور

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