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 https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/COVID19/index.htm)
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:
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
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)|.