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NTDS Data Dictionary

Dictionary Contents

The data dictionary has more than 80 core data elements and more than 30 Trauma Quality Improvement Program (TQIP) data elements. Information provided in the dictionary includes the following:

  • Name of the data element
  • Definition of the data element
  • Data type of the data element (many data elements have comments provided to assist in the implementation of a database schema and the Version 2 XML standard)
  • How to deal with missing or incomplete information
  • The variables associated with each data element
  • A data scheme describing how variables contained in the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) Dataset are related
  • What edit checks are associated with the use of the data elements
  • A list of data elements that are auto-populated within the dataset or variables auto-generated from values collected in NTDB
  • A glossary providing definitions for variables and values utilized in the NTDB

Archived Data Dictionary

NTDS Data Dictionary 2022 (11/2021)

NTDS Change Log (2014–2022)

SDK Documents

If you would like to request the NTDS Software Development Toolkit, please submit your request via e-mail at traumaquality@facs.org.