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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.
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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
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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
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Suggested minimum data set is compatible with the WHO GLASS standards and international ontologies and coding systems.
Snowden, M., McCormick, W., Russo, J., et al.: Validity and Responsiveness of the Minimum Data Set. Journal of the American Geriatric Society 47(8): 1000-1004, August 1999.
Report on the Small Scale Trial of the Minimum Data Set for Resident Assessment and Care Screening.
Brief synopsis of the nursing minimum data set (NMDS) meeting.
Consensus must be reached regarding the minimum data set that should be included within any injury-surveillance system.
Implementation guide for the Nursing Management Minimum Data Set. Retrieved from http://www.
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) to support the collection of essential nursing data as listed in the Nursing Minimum Data Set (NMDS).
Shamus (physical therapy and human performance, Florida Gulf Coast U.) and Stern (health professions, Nova Southeastern U.) explain the principles of physical therapy documentation, including record organization, application of organization models and content guidelines, content standardization and component requirements, coding, home health documentation, and the minimum data set assessment instrument.
The Minimum Data Set is widely used in care planning for nursing home residents and can serve as an important source of diagnostic information on veterans receiving rehabilitation in this important setting.
Nursing has identified the key standardized data elements that nurses share from setting to setting within the nursing minimum data set (NMDS, Werley, Devine, Zorn, Ryan, Westra, 1991).
The data were taken from a sample of 13,588 nursing home residents who were among the 127,587 included in the Missouri Minimum Data Set (MDS) from Jan.

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