data dictionary


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da·ta dic·tion·a·ry

(dā'tă dik'shŭn-ār-ē)
A set of standardized definitions of all data elements collected in a given health care facility.
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gov/premis); PREMIS Editorial Committee is revising the data dictionary (www.
A workplan was developed to finish the data dictionary by December in anticipation of a final PREMIS report by the end of 2004.
The items from the left side of the data dictionary are listed in the left column of the spreadsheet, and the corresponding amounts from the financial statements are placed in the columns to the right.