Patient data

Patient data is a section in cases (visible in edit mode) where patient demographics can be entered. The two fields are:

  • age
  • gender

Age

Please round the patient age to the nearest 5 years for adult patients (i.e. ≥18 years). This is an additional privacy measure. 

For pediatric patients, clearly, this would be inappropriate. 

The format should include the units of time (usually "years"). For example: 

  • "18" or "19" becomes "20 years"
    • "17 years" or younger remains unchanged
  • "52" becomes "50 years"
  • "3 months" (or weeks/days/hours) does not change

No full stop/period should be included after the word "years":

  • "20 years" not "20 years."
    • equally this applies to other units of time i.e. hours/days/weeks/months, when used for infants' ages
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rID: 17355
Tag: help
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Patient gender
  • Patient's gender
  • Patient age
  • Patient's age
  • Patient's demographics
  • Patient demographics
  • Patient's data

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