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minimum data set

A list of names, definitions and sources of data items needed to support a specific purpose—e.g., public health surveillance or monitoring for appropriate care using a registry.
A set of key documents which enable a validation team in the Practice to Practice Plus transition to fully understand the organisation being assessed.

Trend data, assessment documentation, key strategies, policies developed since Practice, evidence demonstrating progress made towards Practice Plus, and supplementary information as required.

A paper or electronic form developed by the Royal College of Pathologists for reporting of anatomical site-specific cancers, on which the pathologist places all of the objective data gleaned from macroscopic and microscopic examination of the specimen, including tumour size, tumour extension, number of nodes involved by tumour, histologic type, degree of differentiation, etc.

See, Mental Health Minimum Data Set.

min·i·mum da·ta set

(MDS) (min'i-mŭm dā'tă set)
Smallest number of data that can be collected and still positively identify the patient.
See also: Nursing Minimum Data Set

Minimum Data Set



A comprehensive computer-compatible form for assessment of Medicare- or Medicaid-certified nursing home residents. It was developed as a result of the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1987 and mandated for use in nursing homes in the U.S. Resident assessment protocols are used to identify multiple triggers for the assessment of various conditions. Under the current prospective payment system, the form must be completed and sent electronically to the federal government within 5 days of admission to a nursing home and at frequent intervals thereafter.
See: Nursing Minimum Data Set


see also minimal.

minimum alveolar anesthetic concentration
the concentration of an anesthetic in the alveoli that prevents a muscular response to a painful stimulus in 50% of the subjects; abbreviated MAC.
minimum daily requirement (MDR)
the minimum amount of a nutrient that is required daily for the maintenance of good health.
minimum data set
an accepted list of terms and definitions necessary for veterinary records aimed at creating useful animal disease records. Called also uniform basic data set.
minimum effective concentration (MEC)
the minimal blood level at which a systemic drug exerts the desired effect.
minimum effective strain
level of strain below which bone shows no adaptive reaction.
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Report on the Small Scale Trial of the Minimum Data Set for Resident Assessment and Care Screening.
The proposal was endorsed at a recent consensus conference of injury-data users and providers, and it seems likely that it will now become the standard minimum data set for injury-surveillance systems in New Zealand [30].
Validating diagnostic information on the Minimum Data Set in Ontario Hospital based long-term care.
The new study compared the effectiveness of the nine item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), Minimum Data Set version 2.
For Nursing Outcomes: The Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS), the Omaha System, and HHCC.
Sources of admissions to a nursing home (Resident Assessment Instrument Minimum Data Set item 1.
In January 1988, a workshop(*) was held at CDC to develop standard case criteria and a uniform, minimum data set for trauma registries (TRs)[2].
Tenders are invited for Minimum Data Set (Mds) And Long Term Care Planning Consultant
In the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System proposed rule posted April 20, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) details plans to expand the Minimum Data Set 3.
It also includes the nearly 20% of new requirements recently established, with an emphasis on the new Minimum Data Set 3.

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