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Abstract

To take or withdraw from; as, to abstract the funds of a bank. To remove or separate. To summarize or abridge.

An abstract comprises—or concentrates in itself—the essential qualities of a larger thing—or of several things—in a short, abbreviated form. It differs from a transcript, which is a verbatim copy of the thing itself and is more comprehensive.

Cross-references

Abstract of Title.

abstract

n. in general, a summary of a record or document, such as an abstract of judgment or abstract of title to real property.

abstract

noun abbreviation, abbreviature, analect, brief, capsule, compendium, compilation, compression, condensation, consolidation, conspectus, contraction, digest, epitoma, epitome, extract, pandect, precis, reduction, summary, synopsis
Associated concepts: abstract idea, abstract of a record, abbtract of judgment, abstract of title, abstract proposition of law, abstracts of evidence, marketable title acts, title search

abstract

(Separate), verb detach, disengage, disjoin, dissociate, disunite, isolate, remove, take out of context

abstract

(Summarize), verb abbreviate, abridge, capsulize, compact, compress, condense, contract, reduce, shorten, synopsize, telescope
See also: abridgment, capsule, compendium, condense, delineation, digest, extract, hold up, intangible, lessen, moot, note, outline, recondite, restatement, review, rob, scenario, select, speculative, steal, summary, synopsis, theoretical, withdraw
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The Reliability of Racial Classifications in Hospital Discharge Abstract Data.
Canadian Institute for Health Information, CIHI Data Quality Study of the 2006-2007 Discharge Abstract Database.
We detected influenza in the following ways: influenza diagnosis in the discharge abstract database (DAD) (ICD-10-CM codes J09-J11); prescription for an antiviral drug (oseltamivir, zanamivir) in the pharmacy system; and a positive laboratory test during the hospital encounter (without specifying test type or specimen) in the laboratory system.
SOURCES: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Data from the Denominator File and Enrollment Database, 2001 and the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development Patient Discharge Abstract, 2001.
1] Nonstandard abbreviations: cTn, cardiac troponin; ACS, acute coronary syndrome; hs, high-sensitivity; MI, myocardial infarction; CIHI-DAD, Canadian Institute for Health Information Discharge Abstract Database; HR, hazard ratio.
This article describes a new method of reporting risk-adjusted in-hospital complication rates using discharge abstract data and a present on admission indicator for secondary diagnoses.
Hospitals use the discharge abstract (UB-92) to profile physicians practice habits for economic credentialing, deciding, in a few well-documented cases that have led to litigation, that certain clinicians, do not warrant admitting privileges because their practice habits, adversely affect the economic performance of the hospital.
Administrative data such as hospital discharge abstract data, physician billing data, health insurance plan registries, and vital statistics repositories are employed for many different purposes in part due to their wide population-coverage, their cost-effectiveness, and the fact that they are often a readily available source of data.
We were required to link mother's discharge abstract data, infant's discharge abstract data, and infant's birth certificate data for each delivery because each of the three data files contained different variables that were part of our analysis.
The discharge abstract of inpatients is available, but it only includes the services provided, diagnoses, and procedures for the patient.
When the study began, 16 States collected and made available computerized hospital discharge abstract data.