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Journal of Korean Society of Medical Informatics 2000;6(2):55-64.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4258/jksmi.2000.6.2.55    Published online June 30, 2000.
Feasibility Study of Application of UHDDS Items for Hospital Discharge Abstract and Analysis in Tertiary Care Hospitals
Sun Won Seo, Kwang Hwan Kim, Yoo Kyung Pu, Jin Sook Suh, Kyoung Mee Rhee, Hycon Ok Kang, Myung Ae Choi, Young Sung Lee, Seok Jun Yoon, Hyeon Hwa Shin, Seog Jae Kim
1Department of Medical Record, Dankook University Hospital, Korea.
2Department of Medical Record, Samsung Seoul Hospital, Korea.
3Department of Medical Record, Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University, Korea.
4Department of Medical Record, Paik Medical Center, Korea.
5Department of Medical Record, Soonchunhyang University Hospital, Korea.
6Department of Health Policy and Management, College of Medicine, Chungbook University, Korea.
7Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Dankook University, Korea.
8Computer Center, Dankook University Hospital, Korea.

The purpose of this study is to identify standardized items from Hospital Discharge Abstract and Analysis data by using UHDDS(Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Sets in USA) and to ascertain the computerization in tertiary hospitals. The data were collected by questionnaire survey, responded 38 hospitals(86.4%) out of 44 tertiary hospitals, and the conclusions are as follows. 1. As for the general characteristics of patient; hospital registration number, patient name, sex and social identification number were reported to 0.92%. 2. As for admission and discharge aspects; admission date was showed 0.92, type of admission and insurance were 0.87%, discharge date 0.92%, the code of primary condition, other diagnoses and primary procedure were 0.89%, disposition of discharge was 0.61%. 3. As for the other characteristics; attending physician license number and name of operating physician were showed 0.87%, birth weight of newborn 0.74%, nationality 0.44%. 4. As for the order communicating system, computerization for the medical record management was showed 57.9%, administration of outpatient 53.6%, administration of inpatient 44.7%, administration of emergency care 28.9%. Judging from the study, the development of Korean Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Sets using Discharge Abstract and Analysis System is applicable to the national wide collection of statistics on the diseases for the discharged patients.

Key Words: UHDDS, KUHDDS, Discharge Abstract and Analysis, Disease Statistics
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