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Table 1 Participants’ perspective about the necessity of sending the current optional demographic and clinical data elements to SEPAS

From: Evaluating the demographic and clinical minimum data sets of Iranian National Electronic Health Record

SEPAS data elements (All of this DEs is optional currently) SEPAS mandatory marker SEPAS optional marker Survey > 50% participants identified as mandatory Survey > 50% participants identified as optional Survey > 50% participants identified as unnecessary
Patient name
Father’s name
Father’s surname
Mother’s name
Mother’s surname
Birth Cert. number
Patient address
Zip code  
Home telephone number
Cell number
Educational level
Patient job
Patient job description
Patient residence place
Birth Cert. issuing place
Passport number (for non-Iranian patients)
Diagnosis date
Diagnosis time
Diagnosis severity
Death time
Death location
Unit of hospital where patient died