CHIC: Community Health Information Classification and Coding

Results of A Project of the Commission of the European Communities
  • Reli Mechtler
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 45)


This project had the objectives of developing an European Minimum Basic Data Set (MBDS) for Ambulatory Care identifying and defining all the data items which are relevant of health services outside the acute hospital environment, producing an extensible structure for the MBDS, conducting a survey of the acceptability of the MBDS, and developing specifications for supporting software.During the course of the project there was recognised the need to investigate the legal requirements and ethical constraints of different countries on the MBDS specifications. This statement is focused on describing the MBDS for Ambulatory Care. 2)


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    Cooper, P., (editor); CHIC: Community Health Information Classification and Coding (A 1026). FINAL REPORT, 1990, Advanced Informatics in Medicine, DG XIII. With contributions of: Bott, F.; James, S.; Deliege, D.; Mercier, M; Taylor,J.; Griew, A.; Savill, A.; Brenner, G; Rodrigues, J.M.; Mennerat, F.; Mechtler, R.Google Scholar
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    European Community goal T221Google Scholar
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    Roger, F.H.; The minimum basic data set for hospital statistics in the EEC, 1981Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Reli Mechtler
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  1. 1.AG GesundheitspolitikUniversität LinzLinzAustria

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