Core Health Data Elements: Report of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. Current activities


The National Committee is well aware of the numerous efforts currently underway in both the public and private sectors to standardize health data, especially the progress made during the past 10-15 years in developing uniform data sets (Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set and the Uniform Ambulatory Care Data Set) as well as common claim forms (Uniform Bill 82 and its successor UB 92 and HCFA 1500). To document the current status of activities in the field, the Committee awarded a contract to produce a Compendium of Core Data Elements. In addition, information was solicited by the NCVHS through two large-scale mailings, and public meetings were held with agencies and organizations which are currently collecting health data sets.