uniform data set

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The range of items of information recommended by the US National Center for Health Statistics that are required for detailed, valid, reproducible statistical analysis of health status. It includes demographic, socioeconomic, and clinical data. Many organizations and agencies in the health field have developed and advocate use of their own uniform data set. Unfortunately, there are so many variations that the use of the word “uniform” is a misnomer. Much depends on the purpose for which uniformity is required.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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