A Data Element is the definition of the information which is usually transmitted in a Data Set.
In addition, Data Elements can contain text providing guidance, support, values or other information concerning the Data Element and its usage.
Each Data Element:
The following information is available on an Data Element:
- A definition of the Data Element which provides hyperlinks to other related definitions
Provides guidance or other information concerning the Data Element and its usage
The table at the foot of the page shows if there is an alias for this Data Element, e.g. schema name etc.
The National Codes for the Data Element
If there are no agreed National Codes, there will be no National Codes section.
An entry in this field indicates that in addition to the agreed National Codes for the Data Element, there are default codes applicable to that Data Element only
If there are no Default Codes for the Data Element, there will be no Default Codes section.
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NHS Data Model and Dictionary Content
View Data Elements in the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.