COVID-19 Place of Death Reference Set

Use Case(s)

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), a division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), tracks provisional coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) mortality data, including the place of death. This information can be used for research purposes, such as understanding how the virus spreads and mortality probability statistics. (Reference: Please see Table 4


COVID-19 Place of Death Reference Set

Synonym: COVID-19 Location of Death Refset

Purpose of Refset

The purpose of this reference set is to document the physical location where a person has died from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). References LOINC code 58332-8 Location of death and SNOMED CT observable entity concept 313384009 Place of death (observable entity).

Examples of what to include

CDC NCHS reported locations of death:

  • Hospice facility

  • Healthcare setting, inpatient

  • Nursing home/long term care facility

Examples of what to exclude

  • Locations referenced as “other”

  • Causes of death

Zero or one OR Zero or more

Zero or one: Either no values or only one value can be selected from the refset

Editorial Guidelines

The CDC NCHS Table 4 includes one state (“Dead on arrival”), which should be represented with a |finding| concept. The other entries in Table 4 refer to actual locations and should be represented with concepts that are descendants of 276339004 |Environment (environment)|.

Similar SOLOR Refsets (assemblages)

Associated Value Sets

The has similar refset members, but refers to the location in which a person may have contracted virus, as opposed to this refset, which is the location where a person has died from the virus.